Smoking: Kick the Habit

So, you've decided to quit smoking or help a loved one quit?

Help is just a click or phone call away.

Phone support

The Missouri Tobacco Quit Line

  • 1-800-7848-669

American Cancer Society Quit Line

  • 1-800-227-2345

National Cancer Institute

  • 1-877-448-7848

Great Start -- Counseling and Information Services for Pregnant Smokers

  • 1-866-667-8278

Tips to help you beat the craving

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Suck on sugar free, cinnamon flavored candy.
  • Take deep breaths.
  • Count backwards from 100 slowly… by the time you get there the urge to smoke will have passed.
  • Stir sticks or straws can be used for hand/mouth repetition.
  • Chew on sugarless gum.
  • Leave all ashtrays, matches, lighters and tobacco products in your car or at home.
  • Keep your hands busy. Play with a paper clip, pencil or rubber band.
  • Brush your teeth.
  • Eat celery and carrot sticks.
  • Use nicotine replacement therapy (i.e. nicotine patch, gum, or nasal spray).