Tobacco

SHC's Health Promotion and Wellness Department offers a number of workshops and awareness programs about alcohol, drugs and related issues. Many of the programs are interactive and excellent for groups. Call (205) 348-3878 for more information.

Resources
  • CDC
  • Alabama Quit Now
  • Tobacco Free U - Offers college students free on-line information, guides, and resources related to tobacco and quitting tobacco use.
  • Become An EX - The EX plan teaches you how to re-learn life without cigarettes in 3 steps - all geared to help make the seemingly impossible possible.
  • Freedom from Smoking Online Program - Online program from the American Lung Association consisting of seven modules, each containing four lessons, to assist you in quitting tobacco. Participants are also encouraged to participate in message boards to give and receive support as they go through the quit process.
  • SmokeFree.gov Website - A site dedicated to help individuals quit smoking. Reasons to quit, how to prepare to quit, managing cravings, determining your "triggers," information about various smoking cessation aids, a publication geared just for African American smokers and more are offered at this site.

Smokeless Tobacco Resources

  • My Last Dip - MyLastDip is a free Web-based intervention that is designed to help young smokeless tobacco users quit.
  • Kill The Can - This website offers free resources and tools to help dip, snuff, and chewing tobacco users quit. Along with useful information, it offers a support forum and a live quit chat room.

Help by Text Message

Receive information and advice about quitting smoking through real time text messaging with The National Cancer Institute's Live Help Service. Cessation support is offered by a live smoking cessation counselor. LiveHelp is offered only in English only during specified hours of operation.

There's An App for That

  • NCI QuitPal is a free smartphone app to support smokers working to become smoke-free. This interactive app is developed using proven quit strategies and tools to help change behavior and assist you with giving up smoking. 
  • Smokefree Teen QuitSTART is another free smartphone app to help track your cravings and moods, monitor your progress, identify your smoking triggers, and upload personalized “pick me ups” and reminders to use during challenging times to help you successfully become and stay smokefree."