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​​​​Smoking Cessation Resources from The Christ Hospital

Are you ready to quit smoking? If yes, you have won half the battle. Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. Quitting isn’t easy but it is worth it. 

The Christ Hospital Health Network is committed to helping you on your journey to stop smoking. There are many resources available to help you quit. 

For more information about any of these resources, contact our Lung Nurse Navigator at 513-585-0690.

Over-the-Counter Nicotine Replacements

Over-the-counter (OTC) products help curb nicotine cravings and the symptoms associated with nicotine withdrawal that can occur the first few weeks of smoking cessation. These products do contain some nicotine. Examples of OTC nicotine replacements are nicotine gum, nicotine patch, nicotine lozenge, nicotine nasal spray or lollipop or e-cigarettes.

Non-Nicotine Prescription Medication

There are non-nicotine prescription medications that can help you stop smoking. They can be in pill or inhaler formats. They must be prescribed by a physician and may be covered by insurance. 

Alternative Therapy

Non-conventional methods such hypnosis and acupuncture have been proven to help people stop smoking.

Community & Online Support

There are many organizations that provide tools and support to help you quit smoking. 

Freedom From Smoking Tobacco Cessation Program.

Freedom from Smoking is a program offered by the American Lung Association that is designed help nicotine-dependent adults plan a successful quit attempt by providing information about nicotine replacement options, craving control and other tools to help you quit smoking. Visit for more information or call 1-800-586-4872 (1-800-LUNGUSA) for live support from tobacco treatment specialists. ​​

Empowered to Quit from the American Cancer Society (ACS)

​The American Cancer Society offers this email-based program that delivers tailored daily emails and support based on goals that you set for yourself. Visit their website at to learn more. from the Nationa​l Cancer Institute (NCI) ​is a collection of web and mobile-based r​esources from the National Cancer Institute to help quit smoking that are tailored to your specific needs. Live chat is available Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. 

SmokefreeTXT from the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute offers free text messaging programs that give 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to meet your specific needs. Programs are available that are tailored to the unique needs of specific groups of people. You can sign up or opt out at any time. Visit the NCI SmokefreeTXT website to learn more or sign up. 

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line provides personal quit coaching and telephone counseling free of charge to all Ohioans, regardless of insurance status or income. ​It also provides FREE nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges for up to eight weeks to eligible participants. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).

Kentucky Tobacco Quit Line

Quit Now Kentucky offers coaching via phone, email, text and instant message. It helps participants establish a quit plan, provides education material and resources and membership in an online community of others that are also trying to quit smoking. To contact the Kentucky Tobacco Quit Line call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669).

​Free Smartphone Apps

  • QuitGuide is a product of the National Cancer Institute that helps identify triggers, monitors progress toward your goals, helps develop coping strategies, and provides expert guidance on how to quit. It is available for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store

  • QuitStart is also offered by the National Cancer Institute. It takes information you provide and gives you tailored tips, inspiration and challgnes to help you become smoke free and live a healthier life. It is available for free from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store

Become an Ex

Developed in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, Become An Ex  helps you set a customized quit plan, provides guides and tools and connects you with the EX Community of other tobacco users that have been through it all.