Quit Tip:

If you miss the feeling of something in your mouth, try toothpicks, cinnamon sticks, lollipops, gum, or celery. (Some people chew on straws and stirring sticks.)

Quit Center

Online Quit Communities

24-Hour Support

There are a number of resources to help you, including entire communities of people trying to quit – available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Find one that fits your life, and get the motivation you need to stick with your quit plan.

  • Missouri Tobacco Quitline – Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to work with a quit coach to build a personal quit plan. Then, you’ll be given access to a free online resource to monitor your plan online and interact with other Missourians trying to quit.
  • “Clear the Air” St. Louis Discussion Board [JB1] – Talk to other St. Louisans trying to quit tobacco. Ask questions, vent frustrations, and find out where you can get help, right here in town.
  • Become an EX – This national community with more than 450,000 members offers blogs, forums, and groups to support you as you work to become an EX-smoker.
  • LiveHelp – Get information and advice through real time text messaging with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation counselor. Support is offered in English only during specified hours of operation.
  • Quit Tobacco. Make Everyone Proud. – U.S. military members and their families can get quit smoking resources and education, sponsored by the Department of Defense.