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Interested in quitting smoking? Whether you prefer the support of a group setting, or calling from the comfort of your own home, there’s a program that’s right for you.

Call one of these programs below to get started on the road to quitting for good.

If you prefer quitting from the privacy of your own home…

Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline: The Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline (Helpline), a division of the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, provides free and confidential telephone-based counseling for Nevada residents who want to address their tobacco use.

This treatment service is delivered by counselors who are Licensed/Certified or Certified Interns under the State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and are trained to treat nicotine addiction for all forms of tobacco.

The Helpline provides two levels of service, including providing information about quitting and other Helpline services (information only) or a self-help and education service with a one-time telephone-based counseling session (brief intervention).

The Helpline also provides an individualized quit plan, and a free supply of nicotine replacement therapy patches as funding allows.

Call 1-800-QUIT NOW or (702) 877-0684 to start the process today.

Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline
6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite A-100
Las Vegas, NV 89146 external link

If you’re a teenager looking to quit smoking…

American Lung Association Not On Tobacco: Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association’s (ALA's) voluntary program for teens who want to quit smoking. It is the most researched, most widely used and most successful such program in the United States.

The program is research-based, effective, easy to use, and well received by teens. Since 1999, more than 150,000 teens in 48 states have participated in the N-O-T program.

The major characteristics of N-O-T include the following:

  • allowing teens to volunteer to participate;
  • group activities, discussions, journaling, and role-playing;
  • separate activities for boys and girls;
  • a total-health approach by offering advice on healthy behaviors, stress management, and life skills;
  • 10 sessions that can be used in schools or community settings;
  • based on more than 10 years of research and evaluation; and
  • proven effective with a 21% quit rate.

For more information on Not on Tobacco, or to schedule a class, contact Novlette Mack at (702) 431-3667.

If you’re an adult and want the support of a group…

American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking: Freedom From Smoking (FFS), American Lung Association’s adult cessation program, guides individuals through the quitting process with eight sessions over a 7-week period.

By helping smokers develop a plan of action leading up to quit day and providing the support they need to remain smoke free, this program maximizes the chances of success.

Based on the latest addiction and behavior change models, the program addresses the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, supportive style. The ultimate goal is to encourage individuals to overcome their addiction and enjoy the benefits of better health.

Focusing on a variety of evidence-based cessation practices, the clinic is delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people) to give participants personalized attention and the support of their peers. To meet the needs of different learning styles, instruction includes lectures, group discussion and skills practice.

For more information on Freedom From Smoking, or to schedule a class, contact Richard Davis at (702) 431-6348.

American Lung Association
3552 W Cheyenne Ave., Ste. 130
North Las Vegas, NV 89032 external link

If you’re looking to quit smoking with materials and resources in an Asian language…

The Asian Smokers’ Quitline is a free nationwide Asian-language quit smoking service operated by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Quitline offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, one-on-one telephone counseling to quit smoking, and a free two-week starter kit of nicotine patches.

Quitline services have been proven in clinical trials to double a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting. All callers will get self help materials in the specific language they require. Also, for those who qualify, the Quitline offers two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy patches.

Services are available in four languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese. The Quitline also provides information to friends and family members of tobacco users:

Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin): 1-800-838-8917
Korean: 1-800-556-5564
Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Pacific Time. Voicemail and recorded messages are available 24 hours a day.

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