Resources to Quit Smoking & Tobacco Use
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, or nicotine nasal spray.
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.
Non-conventional methods such hypnosis and acupuncture have been proven to help people stop smoking.
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 FREE 7-week program developed by the American Lung Association and provided to you by The Christ Hospital. The program 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. Classes are FREE and taught by a trained Freedom from Smoking facilitator.
Classes are held virtually on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. A Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration. For more information about the class or to register, call 513-585-0690 or email Stephanie.Arnold@TheChristHospital.com.
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Quit Line
The NCI quit line offers one-on-one counseling and other resources for smokers who are willing to quit.
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).
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.