Quit Smoking Support

The American Lung Association in Oregon's Freedom From Smoking®
program offers a variety of methods to help you quit smoking:

Self Help Guide - This 56-page Freedom From Smoking® guide enables individual smokers to select segments that are appropriate for his/her stage in the quitting process. The self-help guide is designed for individuals who prefer to work on their own.

Clinics - Freedom from Smoking®, the leading adult smoking cessation program for over 30 years, shows you how to quit for good in a supportive group setting. It's the best thing you can do for yourself and your family. Taught by American Lung Association-trained facilitators, you'll learn in a small group setting how to stay smoke free for good. To locate smoking cessation clinics in your area please contact: tbelser@lungoregon.org

Online - The Freedom From Smoking® program is now available online for those who don't have the time to go to a support group. It is available 24 hours a day to help fit into your busy schedule. To sign up our smoking cessation online program visit:  www.ffsonline.org

Call Center - The Lung Helpline will provide you with immediate, clear and accurate information for all your questions about lung health - including tobacco cessation. Call 1-800-LUNGUSA to talk directly with registered nurses and registered respiratory therapists, 7 days a week, from 7am-11pm (Central Time)

Health Educators -Learn how to help adult smokers quit and reduce healthcare costs, by attending one of our Freedom From Smoking (FFS)® Facilitator Certification Workshop that are being offered throughout the Pacific Northwest .

To order a self-help guide or to learn more about becoming a Freedom From Smoking facilitator please contact: tbelser@lungoregon.org

Employer-Offered Smoking Cessation Programs:

As an employer or business, you can lower your healthcare costs and support healthy choices for your employees by offering our different Freedom From Smoking® packages:

On-site Freedom From Smoking® Clinic - The clinic is delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people) as an onsite program to give participants personalized attention and the support of their peers. It is taught by American Lung Association-trained instructors who come to your workplace to guide your employees through the quitting process.

Employee-delivered Clinic­ – The American Lung Association offers training programs for employees at your workplace to become Freedom From Smoking® clinic facilitators. These employees can then host clinics for your employees, offering support from within your organization.

Freedom From Smoking® Online – The Freedom From Smoking® program is offered online as well, for individuals who don’t have time to attend scheduled clinics or counseling sessions. You can even create customized access to FFS Online for your employees, Available 24-hours a day.

Lung Helpline (1-800-LUNG-USA) – Counseling services are offered through the Lung Helpline, which is staffed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists and smoking cessation specialists. As an employer you can set your employees up with our Proactive Lung Helpline program, which provides scheduled calls over a period of time to coach individuals through the quitting process and provide information when needed.

For more information about these options please contact gsteele@lungmtpacific.org.


Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)

Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is The American Lung Association's voluntary program to help teens:

  • Stop smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke
  • Increase their healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Improve their life-management skills 

N-O-T is the most researched, most widely used, most successful smoking cessation program for teens in the United States. Since 1999, N-O-T has been well received by more than 150,000 teens in 48 states.

Become a trained teen smoking cessation facilitator to be certified to conduct this program in your community.

Please contact: tbelser@lungoregon.org for details and upcoming trainings.


Oregon Tobacco Quit Line - Call Toll-free:

English: 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Spanish: 1-877-266-3863

The Quit Line offers free help from people who know what you’re going through. When you or a loved one call, you get personalized advice and support. And it is confidential.

Helpful staff is there for you 5 am to midnight every day. If you call after hours, you can leave your number and someone will call you back within one business day. There are also recorded quit tips to help you get started.

The Quit Line is provided by the Oregon Department of Human Services Tobacco Prevention and Education Program.