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Quit Links

U.Va. Medical Center
The U.Va. Medical Center has some great programs and resources for tobacco cessation.

American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking
The ACS guide is intended to give you the best chance of quitting successfully with information about what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association of Virginia is dedicated to preventing lung disease. This site is a great resource with information on asthma management, tobacco education and cessation, and public policy issues.

Become An EX
Re-learn life without cigarettes. Visit for your free quit smoking plan.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Smoking and Tobacco Use
CDC is the principal government agency dedicated to protecting our health and safety and a respected authority on the latest tobacco research and data.

Quit Now Virginia
Funded by the Virginia Department of Health Tobacco Use Control Project provides a toll-free phone counseling service (1-800-Quit▪Now) to access variety of services for all Virginia residents age 18 and older (and pregnant teens on Medicaid).
This online guide provides practical steps to quit smoking and remain smoke-free, as well as contact information for experts who can help by phone or instant messaging.

Interesting Facts about Tobacco & Advocacy

American Legacy Foundation
American Legacy Foundation is a national, independent foundation dedicated to eliminating disparities in access to tobacco prevention and providing young people with the means to reject tobacco.

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
ANR is a lobbying organization dedicated to protecting nonsmokers from secondhand smoke and youth from tobacco addiction with an action-oriented program of policy and legislation.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Find out the toll that tobacco has taken on your state and learn how to get involved in changing it.

Tobacco Scam
This site exposes how the tobacco industry has used and abused the restaurant and bar industry and offers support for restaurant owners willing to go smoke-free.
This is a free resource center focusing on tobacco and smoking issues. It features tobacco news and information, assistance for smokers trying to quit and alerts on tobacco control issues.

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