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POW'R Against Tobacco Coalition is a four county coalition that was founded in 1992 to reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases by lowering the prevalence of tobacco use in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland Counties.
New York State Smokers' Quitline offers: Free starter kit of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for eligible NYS smokers, trained quitline specialists offering help with quit plans, information about local stop smoking programs, informational taped messages, tobacco trivia, secondhand smoke facts.
American Cancer Society - Information on research, treatment, support groups and on-line chat group and smoking cessation. Also offers personalized treatment and decision feature. Information available in Spanish.
The American Lung Association (ALA) is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a national office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country. Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, ALA today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. Its website provides information on latest research on environmental and health topics as well as educational programs, and news on related fronts.
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the information service of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NCADI is the world's largest resource for information and materials concerning substance abuse. Services include an information services staff (English, Spanish, hearing impaired capability) equipped to respond to the public's alcohol, tobacco, and drug inquiries.
STOP.TABAC is a five-part on-line smoking cessation program designed to help you kick the habit. This site was conceived and prepared by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Geneva, under the direction of Jean-François Etter, PhD (CV).
Smokefree.gov - provides tools to help you quit
The Foundation for a Smokefree America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate people of all ages about smoking and tobacco use. This site offers tips on how to quit smoking along with educational materials and research on tobacco use.