I’m Ready to Quit

Quitting tobacco for real isn't easy. But It's worth it.

Quitting is different for everyone. That’s why we offer a variety of options, all free of cost. Get counseling, get patches and gum, or find tools to quit on your own.

Free counseling and medication (patch and gum) to quit smoking, vaping or other tobacco products. Free for all adults and youth over age 13 living in Oregon. Insurance not needed.  Coaches are there 24/7. They are real people who have helped others quit for good—no judgments, just help.

In English
Text “READY” to 34191
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

En Español
Call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92)

People Living with Disabilities
Deaf & Hard of Hearing people can call TTY line @ 1-877-777-6534 or use a relay service to connect with 1-800-QUIT-NOW

This is Quitting is a new mobile program that helps teens quit. Sign up for text messages to inspire and support you throughout your quitting process. Teens and young adults can join for free by texting DITCHVAPE to 88709.

The Native Quit Line is a free program especially for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Dedicated quit coaches understand and respect indigenous values and traditions. They provide tips, information, one-on-one counseling and medications proven to help people quit. The Native Quit Line is available 24/7 for people over age 18. Native youth under 18 can contact the Oregon Quit Line for free help and support to quit tobacco.

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), then press “7”

The Asian Smokers’ Quit Line offers free telephone counseling, self-help materials, nicotine patches and online help in four Asian languages—Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese—to help you quit smoking. 

Cancer doesn’t care if you have a disability.
You can quit. We can help.

Why Quit?

  • Quitting can save you more than $3,000 a year
  • Smoking is the top cause of preventable death
  • Smokers are 20 times more likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit www.quitnow.net/Oregon

The Oregon Tobacco Quit Line provides:

  • Free personal coaching to quit tobacco for up to 1 year.
  • All coaching is available online or by phone. If you are deaf and hard of hearing you can call TTY line @ 1-877-777-6534 or use a relay service to connect with 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
  • Free nicotine replacement therapy, including gum, lozenges, and patches, which helps to reduce cravings caused by nicotine addiction.
  • We will help you every step of the way.

Not interested in counseling? Quitting on your own will be more successful if you have a plan and a way to get support. BecomeAnEx is a free digital resource to help you quit smoking, including a social community, text and email messaging support, expert guidance and interactive quitting tools.

Lane County: Quit Tobacco in Pregnancy (QTiP) Program
The Quit Tobacco in Pregnancy (QTiP) program helps people in Lane County who are pregnant and want to quit smoking. It is an incentive program that offers coaching and gifts just for participating. Those who successfully quit smoking can earn up to $250 in gift cards. Call 541-682-4440 or click here for more information.

Smokefree.gov: Quitting While Pregnant
Smoking during pregnancy is harmful to you and your baby. Quitting at any time during your pregnancy—especially in the early stages—is one of the best things you can do for your baby’s health. Get the facts about smoking and pregnancy and learn how to become, and stay, smoke-free for you and your baby. Click here for more information.

CDC: Pregnancy and Tobacco Cessation Resources
Learn steps to take to quit smoking before, during, and after pregnancy. Click here for more information.

Select pharmacies across Oregon are now offering products to help you quit tobacco for good, right at the pharmacy window. Most health insurance plans cover free medication, like patches and gum.

Click here to find a pharmacy near you.

Working with a health care provider–such as your doctor, dentist, or pharmacist–can increase your chances of quitting tobacco for good. Getting advice and assistance from a doctor more than doubles the odds that a person who smokes will quit successfully.

Your health care provider can help you make a quit plan that will work best for you. They can refer you to counseling, such as the Oregon Quit Line, prescribe nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), such as patches and gum, and prescribe other medications to help you quit tobacco.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and other federal laws and rules require most health insurance plans in the U.S. to cover some level of tobacco cessation treatments. Check your health plan to see which cessation treatments are covered.

Visit www.lung.org for an overview of the smoking cessation treatments that health insurance plans are required to cover. This does not guarantee coverage for certain treatments in any insurance plan. Patients should check with their health insurance plan to confirm what is covered.

How to Start a Conversation with Your Doctor About Quitting
Your doctor is a great resource to help you quit tobacco for good. And sometimes it’s hard to know how to start the conversation.

Here are some suggestions for how to bring up the conversation with your doctor or other health care provider, along with some questions to ask so you can make sure you have all of the information you need.

Start the conversation:

  • “I want to quit tobacco, but it has been hard.”
  • “I’ve tried to quit before, but I’ve been unsuccessful.”
  • “I need more help to quit tobacco.”
  • “Can we talk about quitting tobacco?”
  • “I’m thinking about quitting. Can I get some more information?”
  • I’ve heard I can get free medication from my insurance. Can you tell me more about using Chantix or Nicotine Replacement Therapy to quit?”
  • “Can you write me a prescription for stop-smoking medication?”

Questions to ask if you want to learn more about why you should quit:

  • “How could quitting smoking improve my health?” Even if you know that there are benefits to your health, ask your doctor to tell you about all the ways that quitting tobacco can impact your short- and long-term health – it might surprise you.
  • “Besides my health, how will quitting help my family and friends?” Asking about how quitting will help those around you can help provide helpful motivation.
  • “I’ve smoked for so long, will quitting now really make a difference?” Your doctor can help explain the benefit of quitting at any point in time.

Questions to ask if you want to learn more about how to quit:

  • “Can you tell me more about….” There are many methods to help you quit. Asking your doctor about details can help you select which one is right for you. Methods include:
    • Nicotine Replacement Therapy, like the patch or gum, which can also be used in combination
    • Medications, like Chantix or Wellbutrin
    • Group Counseling
    • 1×1 Counseling
    • Quit Services – including phone, text, or apps
  • “What support programs or methods would you recommend?”
  • “Can I combine different methods and medications to help me quit?” Your doctor can help create a custom quit program for you.
  • “Does quitting cold turkey work?” While many people try to quit cold turkey, it’s not the most effective method. Your doctor can help explain why and things you can do to have the best results.
  • “How can I increase my chances of quitting for good? Quitting tobacco is hard but your doctor can help you identify ways that will help you to be more successful.
  • “What should I avoid when trying to quit?” Your doctor can help identify smoking triggers and aspects of your life that contribute to making quitting more difficult.
  • “How can my family and friends help me?” Quitting is easier with the help of a support network. Your doctor can help identify things that your friends and family can do to help support you, even if they smoke themselves.
  • “What should I do if I have a craving?” Your doctor can help you identify ways to combat cravings and provide redirection if you have an urge to use tobacco when you’re trying to quit.

Questions about timeline:

  • “How long will it take for me to quit?” Quitting is a process and your doctor can help you manage expectations for quitting.
  • “What withdrawal symptoms should I expect and when will they go away?” Knowing what to expect can help prepare you to be successful.

Closing out the conversation:

  • “What are the next steps?” Make sure you know what the next steps are once you leave the doctor’s office.
  • “Where can I get additional information?” Your doctor can direct you to additional resources.
  • “Is there anything else you would recommend to help me quit?” See if your doctor has any final recommendations to help you be successful.