Smoking Management and Cessation Resources

It's a marathon, not a sprint. Part of cutting down or quitting involves preparation.

Managing Cravings

The urge to smoke will come and go. There are people, places, things, and situations that may trigger the urge to smoke. Try these tips to manage your cravings.

Smoking Cessation

If you choose to quit, there are many programs to help you achieve your goal.

Local Resources

Harper College Health Services

  • Consultation (free and confidential) with a nurse practitioner regarding smoking management or cessation  to provide medications and support. By appointment, 847.925.6268.

Northwest Community Healthcare

State and National Resources

Cook County Department of Public Health

Illinois Tobacco Quit Line

  • Illinois Tobacco Quit Line 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937) A FREE resource for tobacco users who want to quit for good. We’re here for you when you need us: Our hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. Call us before or after school/work, during your break or when your cravings are the strongest. We’ll have a counselor waiting to answer your call and you can call as many times as you like.

American Lung Association

  • Freedom From Smoking® Online, or FFS Online, is a program specifically designed for adults, like you, who want to quit smoking. It’s an adaptation of the American Lung Association’s gold standard, group clinic that has helped thousands of smokers to quit for good.
  • The American Lung Association supports the Quitter in You with tools, tips and support.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

  • provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

University of Rochester Medical Center

Project Know: 5 Popular Ways to Quit Smoking & How Well They Work


Resources for Family and Friends of Smokers Who Want to Quit

American Cancer Society