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Tobacco Prevention and Cessation

Helping Illinois Residents Quit Smoking/Vaping

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource to help Illinois residents quit smoking, vaping, or other tobacco use. Resources available through the quitline include telephone cessation counseling by certified tobacco treatment specialists, nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges) for eligible callers, motivational text messages, website, and online enrollment. The quitline is operated by the American Lung Association and made possible by IDPH funding.

National Cessation Resources

National Institutes of Health; National Cancer Institute

Provides population specific resources for military veterans, women, Spanish speakers, and people over 60 years of age.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tips from Former Smokers®

The Tips campaign profiles real people from different backgrounds living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Tips' ads focus on many health issues caused by, associated with, or made worse by smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

National Texting Portal

The National Texting Portal connects adults 18 years of age and older in the United States with mobile text message-based support to help them quit smoking. The text messaging services offer evidence-based support, including encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smoke-free and being healthier. The portal is available in English and in Spanish.

Preventing Youth from Starting Tobacco or E-Cigarette Use

The use of tobacco, e-cigarettes, or vaping products is unsafe for children, teens, and young adults. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development. E-cigarettes contain other harmful chemicals besides nicotine. Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future. Early use of cigarettes or other combustible tobacco products, including cigars or hookah, has been shown to lead to nicotine addiction. About half of adults who smoke report starting before the age of 18.

E-cigarettes, also known as vapes, include any product containing or delivering nicotine or any other substance intended for human consumption that can be used for the purpose of inhaling vapor or aerosol from the product. E-cigarettes includes any such product, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, e-hookah, vape pen, or under any other product name or descriptor.

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