10 Organizations That Want to Help You Quit Smoking


Tobacco Companies

It might seem a little counterintuitive, but a large tobacco company actually sponsors one popular smoking cessation Web site.

Philip Morris, which produces cigarette brands like Marlboro and Parliament, runs the QuitAssist program, which provides tips and resources to help smokers quit. QuitAssist isn't a stand-alone quitting program, but instead compiles third-party resources to help smokers quit, like different quitlines and Web-based quitting communities. It also features testimonials from ex-smokers and goes into some of the health benefits of giving up smoking.

Of course, a tobacco company advocating smoking cessation is a little bit fishy to some, and there are people out there who say that Philip Morris sponsors QuitAssist not to help smokers, but to spread its brand identity and even skirt the regulations on marketing cigarettes to teens.