Lung HelpLine and Tobacco QuitLine

The Lung HelpLine is available 7 days a week. Call 1-800-LUNGUSA. You Ask. We Answer.

Talk to our experts at the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine and Tobacco QuitLine. Our service is free and available as often as you need. We are here to help you.

Our Staff

Registered nurses, respiratory therapists, certified tobacco treatment specialists and counselors make up our helpline staff. They are ready to assist with your lung health questions. Get detailed and accurate information about lung cancer, asthma, COPD, quitting tobacco and multiple other lung health topics.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Lung Health Education
  • (Smoking) Tobacco Cessation
  • Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Testing
  • Respiratory Nursing
  • Respiratory Home Care
  • Lung Diseases
  • Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult Respiratory Intensive Care
  • Medication Counseling
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Nursing Case Management
  • Physician Search

Common Questions and Topics

Our counselors have a wide-range of experience in the healthcare industry, and it’s our mission to provide thorough answers to all of your lung-health related questions. Here are a few examples of concerns we are often asked about:

  • How to stop smoking
  • Managing asthma and allergies
  • Financial aid and medical equipment
  • Dealing with secondhand smoke
  • Air quality issues
  • Alpha 1 and emphysema
  • Diabetes and tobacco use
  • Lung diseases such as COPD, tuberculosis and pulmonary fibrosis

Contact Us

The Lung HelpLine is open 7 days a week,* 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Central). Counseling is free of charge, and there is no limit to the number or length of calls.

  • Call 1-800NoSkype-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) to speak to someone directly
    TTY for hearing impaired 1-800-501-1068
  • Submit a question online

*HelpLine is closed on major holidays: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.