Nov 10, 2017 10:00 AM


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Support can make it easier to quit tobacco.

Updated November 2018

We know it can be incredibly hard to quit smoking or using tobacco. If you have tried to quit in the past, or if this is your first time, don’t feel discouraged. Here are five resources to help you start your journey toward a smoke-free life.

Huntsman Cancer Institute's Program to Quit Tobacco

The Tobacco Cessation Program is free to Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) patients who want to quit or reduce their tobacco use. You may be able to take part in the tobacco cessation program if you smoke or use any form of tobacco. 

To take part in the program, you need a referral from your HCI doctor. Talk to your care team if you are interested in quitting smoking. Your care team can set up an appointment for you. The tobacco cessation program is located in the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) on the first floor of the HCI research building.

Project On-Track Study

Project On-Track is for people who smoke and are interested in quitting. Participants will be compensated for their time and nicotine patches will be provided at no cost. Contact the study at 801-213-6190 or ontrack@hci.utah.edu.

The Great American Smokeout

Every year, smokers around the United States take part in the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday in November. By quitting—even for one day—smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.

There are a few ways you can participate:

Imagine Me Tobacco Free: A Guide to Help If You Are Ready, and Support If You Are Not

This guide is a fresh, judgement-free approach to quitting tobacco. The interactive workbook has several tips and resources:

  • Stories of success and failure from people who have actually quit
  • New motivation and ideas for quitting
  • Information about nicotine replacement therapy
  • Ways to build a supportive quit team
  • Tips for moving forward from relapse with confidence

Download your copy of Imagine Me Tobacco Free.

Way to Quit

Way to Quit is for anyone thinking about quitting, starting to quit, or supporting loved ones who use tobacco. Way to Quit has a wide variety of free support options: 

  • Quit by phone
  • Quit by web
  • Individual services
  • Counseling
  • Nicotine replacement therapy

Even if you have tried in the past, Way to Quit can help you quit your way. Visit Way to Quit for more information.

 

The Cancer Learning Center can give you more information about these resources and other free cancer information. E-mail cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu or chat with us.

There are so many people and resources just waiting to help you. We hope you reach out and that you keep trying. Let’s quit tobacco together.

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