Nioctine Recovery Resources


Quitnet (
Launched in 1995 by a smoking cessation counselor, this well-established online quit smoking community includes simple smoking cessation tips, an extensive online Quitting guide, message forums, chat rooms and Q-mail to share experiences, strategies and successes. It also provides listings of local counseling programs.

Local Quit Smoking Programs and Support Groups
Many local hospitals and clinics offer quit-smoking programs. You can also contact the American Lung Association (ALA) to find a "Freedom From Smoking" program in your area.


Freedom from Smoking Online  (
Click on "Quit Smoking" tab at top of page to find the American Lung Association's web-based smoking cessation support program.

The National Directory of Smoking Cessation Programs (
The National Directory of Smoking Cessation Programs maintains the largest database of local quit smoking programs in the U.S. Just enter your zip code or state to find the program nearest you.

Nicotine Anonymous (
Nicotine Anonymous is a 12-step fellowship program based on the recovery program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Their web site has a meeting locator by state or country and online information in English and five otherĀ languages.

Quit Smoking Guide (
A varied listing of resources on quitting smoking including one with a focus on veterans and others providing tips and motivation, interactive tools, hotlines, and other information, some in Spanish, from government, medical and high quality organizations.
This National Cancer Institute web site provides detailed step by step guidelines on how to quit smoking.   It also includes links to the smoking quit-line, to telephone support by state,  and to instant messaging via a live chat service with a National Cancer Institute information specialist during specified hours of operation.  The site also offers free online guides to quitting targeted to different populations.
This DVD was developed by a psychotherapist and addiction counselor who has been smoke free for 26 years. Using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, hypnosis, and deep breathing techniques, Cliff Le Clercq explains the process of cigarette addiction and how the subconscious works. He then provides expert preparation and support for the process of giving up and staying free from smoking. Downloading the information costs $31.00. The DVD costs $47.00, which includes shipping.

Self Help Works (
LivingFree is a cognitive-based online program consisting of 12 sessions over a 5 week period. This step by step process includes Support Audio, Newsletter, RealTalkRadio Shows, a printable online manual, and exercises designed to help integrate principles into people's life that can change their relationship with cigarettes and help set goals on becoming an ex-smoker. At least a 28.8k modem is needed and users can call toll free, instant message, or e-mail. Personalized support in the form of audio coaching by a program instructor, immediate personalized advice and e-mails are also available as a private online journal and downloadable MP3 audio support to listen to while driving or walking.

WhyQuit (
WhyQuit combines three online approaches to smoking cessation: motivation not to start smoking and to quit smoking, education on risks, benefits and strategies, and support groups and online forums. The site was developed by a health educator and nicotine dependency counselor.