Resources and Links

National Cancer Institute's Smokefree Web site

The National Cancer Insitiute offers science-driven tools, information, and support that has helped smokers quit. You will find state and national resources, free materials and quitting advice from the National Cancer Institute. Your Scott & White clinician recommends downloading the “Clearing the Air” booklet to help you quit smoking.

American Cancer Society’s Quitline

Find online tips and support to help you quit tobacco. Texans needing support or information in quitting tobacco use can call 1-877-937-7848, TTY: 1-866-228-4327

American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking®

This on-line smoking cessation program provides an on-line resource to help smokers quit. This Web site also contains in depth information about the health consequences of using tobacco.

Center for Disease Control

The CDC’s Smoking and Tobacco Use program provides comprehensive information on tobacco use, resources, publications and cessation tools.

This free resource center focuses on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news, information, assistance for smokers trying to quit, alerts on tobacco control issues and open consideration of all aspects of the spectrum of issues concerning tobacco, nicotine, cigarettes and cigars.

National Cancer Institute

Find answers to many of the questions people ask about smoking and smoking cessation.

BREATHE® – VitalCare’s Lifestyle Management Tools

An on-line approach to cessation through the Scott & White Health Plan’s Lifestyle Management web site, The BREATHE program starts with 15 minute questionnaire to assess smoking patterns and readiness to change. The survey generates a personal plan to decrease your dependency, manage withdrawal and deal with cravings. Three follow-up newsletters will be delivered on-line at 2 days, 10 days and 21 days after your quit date.

Support from others is available 24/7. This web site can help you find programs near you and offers helpful information, including a Quitting Guide and Tobacco News. Even better, you can add buddies to use as shoulders to lean on. Information about the various nicotine replacement therapies, along with a comparison chart is also available. Of course, you should talk with your physician before beginning nicotine replacement therapy.

The Benefits of Smoking Cessation and Common Quitting Methods

According to the CDC, combining counseling with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or smoking cessation medications significantly increases the chances of long-term success. When individuals are ready to quit, there are several methods that they may want to take into consideration. Common methods include medication, counseling, or a combination of the two.


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