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 and a free iOS app.

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 or join their online program that takes you through learning modules that help you prepare to quit, guide you through your first quit day and the first few weeks of being smoke free.


Freedom from Smoking Online  (
American Lung Association’s web-based smoking cessation program, Freedom From Smoking. Click “Join now” to begin.

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 fifteen languages.

Quitza (
Quitza is a social support network for people quitting smoking. It also includes personalized progress tracking technology that lets users see accurate and real time statistics about their quit attempts.  It displays short term data (such as the number of cigarettes not smoked or the amount of money saved) and long-term data (changes in their statistical risk of getting heart disease, stroke or cancer, or how much longer they will live on average).  By tracking their progress and benefits users are motivated by seeing small gradual improvements in a long process of recovery.
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, Smokefree TXT and instant messaging via a live chat service with an NCI information specialist during specified hours of operation. There are free online guides to quitting targeted to different populations.

WhyQuit (
WhyQuit was developed by a health educator and nicotine dependency counselor.  It focuses on quitting without the use of products, procedures or programs. WhyQuit unites three independent cessation resources - motivation enhancement, addiction education including articles and videos, and group support via message board and Facebook.

Updated May 14, 2018