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Quit Tobacco

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It’s never too late to quit!

Never too late to quit smoking brochure

Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death.

Tools and resources can help you kick the habit for good.

You are twice as likely to quit for good when you use resources and professional support.

Talk to your healthcare provider

Most healthcare plans provide cessation resources to help you quit. You can get:

  • Counseling for 2 quit attempts per year. This can include individual, telephone and group sessions.
  • FDA approved medications. Prescription 90-day per quit attempt.

Contact the Washington State Health Commissioner if your insurance doesn't provide this.

Free resources to quit

Telephone quit lines

Washington State Quitline:1 (800) QUIT-NOW: Offers counseling with coaches, as well as nicotine gum and patches. This can depend on your insurance coverage.

Asian Smokers' Quitline—They offer free self-help materials, counseling and 2-week nicotine-patch starter kits.

Web-based app and texting

Become an Ex: This is an interactive website and texting program. You can develop a plan and get helpful information.

Smokefree Teen—Educates teens who are interested in quitting and offers them help.

Truth Initiative: Texting Cessation Program.

WA Department of Health: Quip App

Pierce County resources

CHI Franciscan weekly support groups. Freedom from Tobacco is offered weekly in Gig Harbor, Tacoma and Lakewood. 

MultiCare tobacco cessation resources.



Contact Jessica Alvestad at or (253) 377-4242.

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