Other Places To Get Help
|American Cancer Society (ACS)|
|Phone: ||1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.org|
The American Cancer Society (ACS) conducts educational
programs and offers many services to people with cancer and to their families.
Staff at the toll-free number have information about services and activities
in local areas and can provide referrals to local ACS divisions.
|American Lung Association|
|1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW|
|Washington, DC 20004|
|Phone: ||1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) to speak with a lung professional|
|Web Address: ||www.lungusa.org|
The American Lung Association provides programs of
education, community service, and advocacy. Some of the topics available
include asthma, tobacco control, emphysema, infectious disease, asbestos, carbon monoxide, radon,
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC): Smoking and Tobacco Use|
|1600 Clifton Road|
|Atlanta, GA 30333|
|Phone: ||1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)|
|Web Address: ||www.cdc.gov/tobacco|
website provides resources for quitting smoking and tobacco prevention, including information for children, teens, researchers, and scientists.
There are also reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fact sheets, a publications catalog, a smoking and health resource library, and other materials, such as buttons, calendars, and eCards.
This is also the location for the State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System.
|National Cancer Institute (NCI) |
|6116 Executive Boulevard|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-8322|
|Phone: ||1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)|
|Web Address: ||www.cancer.gov (or
https://livehelp.cancer.gov/app/chat/chat_launch for live help
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is a U.S. government
agency that provides up-to-date information about the prevention, detection,
and treatment of cancer. NCI also offers supportive care to people who have cancer
and to their families. NCI information is also available to doctors, nurses,
and other health professionals. NCI provides the latest information about
clinical trials. The Cancer Information Service, a service of NCI, has trained
staff members available to answer questions and send free publications.
Spanish-speaking staff members are also available.
|National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National
Institutes of Health (NIH)|
|6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-9561|
|Phone: ||(301) 443-1124|
|Web Address: ||www.drugabuse.gov|
This organization provides information for the public on
drugs. It contains information about how certain drugs affect the brain.
|National Network of Tobacco Cessation
|Phone: ||1-800-784-8669 or 1-800-QUITNOW|
The toll-free number is a single access point to the National
Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Callers are automatically routed to a
state-run quitline, if one exists in their area. If there is no state-run
quitline, callers are routed to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) quitline,
where they may receive help with quitting smoking, informational materials, and
referrals to other resources.
|Phone: ||1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)|
|Web Address: ||www.smokefree.gov|
This website provides free information and
professional assistance to help support people who are trying to quit smoking.
The information provided is for both the immediate and long-term needs of
people who are trying to quit and for friends and family who care about them.
This website includes an online guide to
quitting smoking, local and state telephone quitlines, the National Cancer
Institute's national telephone quitline and instant messaging service, and
publications that can be ordered or downloaded and printed. There is also a link to women.smokefree.gov, which has more resources for women who want to quit smoking.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
November 12, 2012
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