NashvilleHealth | Help Me Quit

Ready to quit?  Below are dozens of resources that provide unique, tailored help whether you’re starting your journey, mid-way and need more encouragement, or have quit for years and continue to seek resources to stay healthy.

Where to Start:

The Tennessee Tobacco Quit Line is open during extended hours all week, and 24/7 online. It’s your first step to a healthier life, and offers tools and coaching to help you quit. TWEET THIS »

You can also visit the Metro Public Health Department website for more resources.


Also, talk to your health care professional! The American Lung Association offers a few pointers on how to what to ask and how he or she can help!


Talk to your health insurance provider. Many times, there are free resources, tools, and step-down medications available.

  • If you are on TennCare, smoking cessation medicines are not considered part of your drug limit!
  • Here’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee’s page dedicated to helping people quit.
  • The American Lung Association has a nice recap of what is offered by different insurance providers.
  • Ask your office HR administrator for benefits through your workplace wellness offerings.

On Your SmartPhone

Text2Quit: Track your quitting progress, get tips to curb cravings, and hear stories of why others quit. They will send personalized text messages and emails matched to the date that you want to quit, so that you hit your goal!


Quitter’s Circle: Designed for both those who want to quit AND the people who are encouraging them in their journey – because nicotine is a complex habit to quit! Thanks to the American Lung Association and Pfizer.


QuitStart: Specifically designed for teens, this app helps you quit smoking (but adults can use it, too).  Learn how to get ready to become smokefree, take the first steps, monitor your progress, and get back on track if you slip.  Offered by Smokefree Teen, part of the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

On Social Media 

Twitter Chat – We will be hosting a Twitter Chat with an expert on how to quit smoking. Check back for details and follow us on Twitter for the big announcement!


In Your Community

There are events around Middle Tennessee to help you start your journey to being tobacco free.  Attend one and join the community!

  • Let us know what public events we can add to this section!

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