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Quit Smoking Help and Support

Free quit smoking help and confidential cessation support is available from a wide range of resources if only you know where to look.

This page offers assistance by providing information about smoking cessation support groups, clinics, helpline numbers and other resources to help someone stop smoking.

Quit Smoking Helpline Numbers

Many nations now maintain confidential helplines that offer advice and counselling for people who want to stop smoking.

In the USA, the National Cancer Institute has expert smoking cessation counsellors available to answer smoking-related questions in English or Spanish.

  • Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm (Eastern Time).

Smokefree is a UK stop smoking helpline run by the NHS.

  • Call 0800 022 4 332 (Mon to Fri 9am to 8pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 5pm).

In Canada you can speak to the Canadian Cancer Society quit coaches.

  • Call 1 877 513-5333 (Mon to Thurs 9am to 10pm, Fri 9am to 7pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 6pm).

Quitline is operated by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

  • Call 13 7848.

Smoking Cessation Support Groups

Quit smoking help in the form of support groups is often available via hospitals, clinics and government run programs but online groups may be worthy of consideration if you are comfortable with technology and if you place particular value on anonymity.

To find a reputable group near your home, try calling the appropriate helpline number above.

Nicotine Anonymous (NicA) is a well-known, not-for-profit, organisation that adapted the 12 Step program originally proposed by Alcoholics Anonymous for use in beating nicotine addiction.

NicA conducts meetings on a weekly basis around the globe and publishes a range of support literature, spearheaded by Nicotine Anonymous: The Book (Fourth Edition).

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Quit Smoking Clinic Directory

Find a stop smoking clinic near you. Our upcoming directory covers all 52 states of the United States and features practitioners for all types of smoking cessation program.

Find a clinic.


On our stop smoking resources page you will find links to related websites and useful links to sites with information about smoking related diseases, health, fitness and wellness.

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