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As you may know, nicotine is very addictive and comes in many forms such as cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and electronic vaping devices. We understand quitting can be very difficult and that it normally takes 7 to 9 attempts before someone quits for good. No matter which form of tobacco you use, we are here to help you along your path to being tobacco free!
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How Can I Help Someone Quit?

There are many things that you can do to help those around you quit smoking, including:

  • Referring them to a smoking cessation help line, website or class.
  • Promoting smoke-free workplaces and campuses.
  • Promoting tobacco cessation.

To learn more about how to help someone quit, visit the following resources:

Resources For Quitting

Samaritan offers many resources to help you reach your quit goals.

  • Freedom from Smoking – A group class that includes 8 sessions and a step by stop plan for quitting smoking, open to all tobacco users. Ask your health care team about the next available class.
  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) – There are many tools available to help you succeed. NRT’s are one of those tools. They come in many different forms, including patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler and nasal spray. You can try various forms to find the one that works best for you. There are also non-nicotine pills that you can talk with your provider about. Learn more about NRT myths and NRT information.
  • Samaritan Medical Library – Access Medline Plus for online health information you can trust.

Thinking About Quitting Is the First Step 

Smokeless Tobacco Specific Resources:

  • MyLastDip - A web-based smokeless tobacco cessation project funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute to evaluate ways to help people quit using smokeless tobacco.
  • Kill The Can - A resource dedicated to helping people quit dip, smokeless and chewing tobacco. It provides a quit plan, and online community and many other resources.

General Tobacco Resources:

  • Oregon Tobacco Quit Line - The quit line is a telephone and web-based counseling service to help Oregonians quit using tobacco and nicotine products. They provide one-on-one telephone counseling and will help you make a plan that is right for you. Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). 
  • - provides information on quitting tobacco. It will help you create a personalized quit plan and will answer various questions you might have about tobacco or quitting. The information on this page can help you achieve your goals, both short and long term. They also provide an app or texting service. has pages specifically for women, veterans, teens, people 60+ and in Español.
  • American Lung Association - This site provides facts about the health concerns associated with smoking. It provides tools, tips and information on how to quit smoking. It also has information on how to help those you love quit smoking. 
  • Become an EX - The EX plan is an online program that can show you a new way to think about quitting. It is based on personal experiences from ex-smokers as well as the latest scientific research from the experts at the Mayo Clinic.
  • Freedom from Smoking- Freedom from Smoking is an online resource specifically designed for adults who want to quit smoking. It provides modules and lessons to help you quit.
  • Nicotine Anonymous - A 12 step program to help men and women live tobacco-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids.
  • Truth Campaign - The Truth Campaign provides information, facts and videos about tobacco specifically for teens.