Smoking Cessation Resources

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Resources to help you quit smoking and vaping

Congratulations on your decision to quit tobacco and/or vaping!

You’ve taken a very important step for your physical and mental health. Many of us have been there too, and we know that the quitting journey can be tough. So we want YOU to know that you are not alone. You can do this! And we’ve got your back.

Following are a number of free resources that give you a helping hand and just the right encouragement whenever you could use it:

• Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (GTQL)
GTQL is a FREE service, available 24/7, that provides one-on-one personal counseling via telephone, text, and web-based options to help anyone over 13 quit smoking and vaping. And while supplies last, GTQL is offering certain nicotine replacement therapies free of charge for individuals who enroll.

English 1-877-270-STOP (7867)
Spanish 1-877-NO FUME (66-3863)

• This is Quitting
This is Quitting is a unique confidential quit program where young people text with other young people to help them quit vaping.

Teens and young adults can get started by texting VAPEFREEGA to 88709
Parents of kids who vape can also receive support by texting QUIT to 202-899-7550

In addition, the Fulton County Board of Health works with local community organizations to provide free group smoking cessation programs.

To learn more or sign up for any of the following programs or host a program at your school or organization, contact us by email at

• Freedom from Smoking (FFS)
The American Lung Association created this proven, eight-week smoking cessation program that teaches participants age 18+ to set a quit date, build a quit plan, and learn how to stay smoke-free. This free, small group program can take place virtually or in person.  

• Not on Tobacco Program (NOT)
This free group program consists of 10 weekly sessions plus 4 booster sessions that help teens quit smoking, reduce the number of cigarettes smoked if unable to quit, increase healthy lifestyle behaviors, and improve life skills.

• Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH)
This free, interactive program helps schools and communities address teen vaping in a supportive way. Instead of solely focusing on punitive measures, INDEPTH teaches 9th-12th grade students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives to smoking and vaping, and kicking an unhealthy addiction that also gets teens into trouble.