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10 Organizations That Want to Help You Quit Smoking


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American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is eager to help, even running smoking cessation ads to help smokers stop lighting up.
The American Lung Association is eager to help, even running smoking cessation ads to help smokers stop lighting up.
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The American Lung Association (ALA) has an extensive stop-smoking campaign, including resources on quitting for individuals and employers. Their Lung HelpLine offers smokers the chance to talk with a nurse or respiratory therapist about all aspects of lung health. They also sponsor "Not on Tobacco" and "Freedom From Smoking," two tobacco support programs.

Not on Tobacco targets teens and aims to educate youth on the dangers of smoking to keep them from starting the habit in the first place. Freedom From Smoking is a smoking cessation program that specifically targets adults. Smokers can try the program for free, but there is a cost for premium membership. The program prepares smokers to set a quit date and helps them follow through with quitting and coping with a cigarette-free life.

What makes the ALA program unique is its resources for employers to help them reduce health care costs for their employees by assisting them in quitting smoking. The Freedom From Smoking program offers special tools, like small, seven-week clinics, to help employees kick their smoking habits.


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