Lung Helpline and Tobacco Quitline

Free information and support from lung health experts.

Talk to our experts at the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine and Tobacco QuitLine. Our service is free and we are here to help you. You can connect with us by calling 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872 and press 2), submitting a question or live chat when available.

Hours:
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. CT
Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
*After hours leave a message and we will respond the next business day.

TTY for hearing impaired: 1-800-501-1068

Who Are We?

The Lung HelpLine is staffed with licensed registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified tobacco treatment specialists. In addition, there are bilingual Spanish speaking staff along with a live language interpretation service for over 250 languages.

How Can We Help You?

Our knowledgeable staff 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 and connect you to the resources you need. We can help you with:

  • COVID-19 questions and guidance on where to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine in your area. 
  • Quitting smoking and all forms of tobacco, including e-cigarettes and vaping.
  • Financial aid, medical equipment and health insurance questions.
  • Finding a doctor, medical specialist or healthcare center.
  • Oxygen therapy resources.
  • Managing chronic lung conditions, such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis.
  • Connecting with support groups.
  • Questions about medications, respiratory therapy and pulmonary testing.
  • Connecting with local resources to ensure continuity of care.

Managing Lung Health, Together

The Lung HelpLine empowers people to understand and seek treatment for their lung health issues, find a healthcare provider, work effectively with their healthcare provider, and make lifestyle changes to manage a full range of serious lung diseases and/or prevent diseases from occurring.

Lung Health Education Call Series

The Lung HelpLine offers a series of one-on-one educational calls with members of our knowledgeable staff. Ask us about:

  • Living Well with Chronic Lung Disease Virtual Education
  • Breath Well, Live Well—Adult Asthma Virtual Education

Helpful Information and Topics

COVID-19 Resources

Get guidance and support on how to protect yourself and your family from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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Financial Assistance

Learn about where you can get help to assist with payments for medical treatment.
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Open Enrollment

Open enrollment takes place November 1 to January 15. Learn more about signing up for quality and affordable healthcare coverage.
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Quit Smoking and Tobacco

Our tobacco cessation services are available for teens and adults, ages 13 and up. We also have specialized resources for people impacted by disparities in tobacco use, such as racial and ethnic populations (African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian American), LGBTQ, low socioeconomic status, and behavioral health.
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Corporate/Workplace Tobacco Cessation

We also assist employers help their employees quit tobacco use. The Freedom From Smoking® Worksite Telephonic Program offers one-on-one specialized professional telephone counseling through the Lung HelpLine. We've helped corporations, the military, hospitals and other organizations to help the individuals they serve become tobacco-free for life.

Page last updated: October 19, 2021

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