Tobacco and Vaping Prevention
Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Michigan. To speak with someone about any of these resources, please call Public Health Promotion & Prevention at 269-927-5622.
Vaping and E-cigarettes
For information on vaping and e-cigarettes, as well as the severe lung injuries associated with electronic cigarettes or vaping visit https://www.michigan.gov/ecigarettes.
Youth under age 18 who want to stop using tobacco products, especially electronic cigarettes like JUUL can text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989. Or enroll in the My Life, My Quit program online.
Quitting tobacco is a process. Help is available when you are ready to quit. Call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or enroll online to get help with each step in the quitting process.
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline provides free services for:
- The uninsured
- Pregnant women
- Residents enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare
- Cancer patients
- Native Americans
When you enroll, you get:
- Special tools
- A support team of coaches
- Research-based information
- A community of others trying to become tobacco free
Overcoming Common Barriers
The expert coaches can talk to you about overcoming common barriers, such as:
- Dealing with stress
- Fighting cravings
- Coping with irritability
- Controlling weight gain
Telephone or online Program
Quitting smoking your way. You can enroll in the free program online or by calling.
- Coaching by phone and additional support via email, text, or instant message. Participants work with a coach to prepare a quit plan, set a quit date, understand tobacco triggers, manage cravings and address relapses. Coaches are available 24/7.
- A robust pharmacotherapy program that varies by client is offered. Through this program, you may be eligible to receive a supply of nicotine gum, patches, or lozenges to help your quitting process.
- Planning and educational materials to help participants map out their road to quitting tobacco.
- Membership in an online community of others who are working to become tobacco free.
Additional Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco website: Quitting resources, information for health care providers and more.
- Smokefree website: Resources for everyone. Scroll down for sites in Spanish, for women and teens.
- American Cancer Society offers quit tobacco resources.
- American Legacy Foundation offers online assistance and referrals to community programs.
- American Lung Association offers quit smoking classes, printed material, quit tobacco website.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several free quit tobacco guides, booklets and fact sheets. It also offers a complete website dedicated to helping tobacco users quit.