There are a variety of resources designed to help people quit tobacco. Research shows that most people who have quit long term have sought support to deal with the physical and mental cravings of tobacco.
Michigan Tobacco Quitline
Free telephone assistance with a trained tobacco counselor
- Free telephone coaching with trained counselors
- Individualized quit plans
- Quit guides & tool kits
- Assistance with obtaining medications to help you quit
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Register online at http://www.njhcommunity.org/michigan
Request assistance from Karmanos' Education and Resource Center at the main campus in Detroit or at the Weisberg Cancer Treatment Center in Farmington Hills.
Helpful tips, printable resources, and online quit communities
- American Cancer Society’s Guide to Quitting Smoking – Includes information about how to quit, what to expect, how to stay a quitter, and information on stress and weight gain.
- Smokefree.gov – Provides information and resources on quitting, ability to chat online with a National Cancer Institute representative, and a list of smoking cessation studies.
Local Program & Resources
- DMC Harper Hospital - Offers four one-on-one counseling sessions for quitting tobacco for a small fee. Call 313-745-8516 for more information.
- Macomb County Health Department - Visit Macombtobaccoprevention.org or call 586-469-5373 for information on how to quit
- Oakland County Health Division – Visit Oakgov.com/health or call 248-858-1280 for information on how to quit
Many insurance companies provide coverage for quit tobacco programs & medications. Check with your individual provider. Medicaid recipients call 888-367-6557 to check your plan coverage.
For more information, or to schedule a lung cancer or tobacco & cancer presentation in your community, please contact the Community & Supportive Services Department at 1-800-KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266) or firstname.lastname@example.org.