Smoking Management and Cessation Resources
It's a marathon, not a sprint. Part of cutting down or quitting involves preparation.
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.
If you choose to quit, there are many programs to help you achieve your goal.
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
- Visit nch.org/smokefree for the most up-to-date resources available.
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
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Smokefree.gov 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
- Ready to be a Quitter? Participate in an Online Research Study, earn money, and begin your smoking cessation journey today
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