Smoking Cessation Resources
Plenty of resources are available to those looking to quit smoking. Employees and students may want to contact their health insurance provider to check on tobacco cessation coverage and options. The listing below—provided in part by the Spokane Regional Health District—contains links and contact information for a variety of free and not-for-profit resources for smoking cessation, both online and in the local community. It is being provided as a courtesy and does not imply endorsement by WSU of the services/resources offered.
|American Cancer Society||800-227-2345,
|Self-help materials, including the "Complete Guide to Quitting"|
|American Lung Association||800-586-4872||Lung Helpline provides access to quit-smoking specialists, referrals to local resources|
|EX Plan||Free, online quit smoking program that helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes|
||877-448-7848||Evidence-based information and professional assistance to support the needs of people trying to quit smoking, including LiveHelp instant messaging service, national quitline, and publications.|
|Community Health Education & Resources
|Tobacco cessation programs, including phone support, educational support groups, education through mail, and community resources.
NOTE: Four-week "Quit for Good" tobacco cessation program starts the first Wednesday of every month. Biweekly support groups meet throughout the year, every other Monday, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Providence Holy Family Health Education Center. 2012 dates: June 11 & 25; July 9 & 23
|Group Health Cooperative||800-462-5327||Resources for members to quit tobacco, including the Quit for Life program
|Nicotine Anonymous||509-926-9804||Free, weekly local support group meetings every Wed. from 3 to 4:00 p.m. at Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E Broadway Ave.
|Uniform Medical Plan||866-784-8454||Tobacco cessation services for members through the Quit for Life program, including phone counseling, online communications, nicotine replacement therapy, and educational materials,|
|WA State Dept of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control||800-QUIT-NOW
|Quit Line services for eligible Washington residents.|
Resources for Health Professionals
|US Office of the Surgeon General||Information on treating tobacco dependence for clinicians and systems decision makers|
|WA State Department of Health, Chronic Disease Training & Outreach Center||Provider resources focused on promoting tobacco cessation among patients.|
|WSU College of Nursing Smoking Cessation Counseling||509-324-7432||Educational materials for health care professionals to help patients quit smoking|