Frequently Asked Questions

The American Lung Association’s Motivational Texting Program FAQs

Have you recently quit or are thinking about quitting? No matter where you’re at in the process, we’re happy to support you along the way. Below you will find some frequently asked questions from our program participants with answers from our certified tobacco treatment counselors. If you have a question that isn’t shown below, please reach out by calling 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872 and press 2) or submit your question online.

Thinking about quitting is the first step, and a big one at that! While quitting isn’t going to be the easiest thing you’ve ever done, it will be the most rewarding. One of our group graduates says, “I smoked for over 35 years and here I am, 2.5 years smokefree and hopefully many more to come! I feel so much better, I breathe better, and my blood pressure is the best it’s been in over 30 years. I’m so glad I gave Freedom From Smoking a shot.” If you have questions, learn more at Lung.org!

There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, cigarettes create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are toxic. Many of these chemicals also are found in consumer products, but these products have warning labels – such as rat poison packaging, hair dye, nail polish remover, and lighter fluid. See more of the chemicals at Lung.org.

When using quit medications, people are more likely to quit longer, and for good! To talk to one of the HelpLine counselors about medication options, you can connect with our QuitLine at Lung.org

Quit medications work to lessen recovery symptoms you may have after you quit. This can help you stay quit  and stick to your quit plan! To learn more about your options you can connect with our QuitLine at Lung.org and call them at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

There is no "one size fits all" model when it comes to quit medications. Learn more about what medications could be best for you by connecting with our QuitLine at Lung.org and call them at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

To talk to one of the HelpLine counselors about medication options, you can call our QuitLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA. 

Quitting is a process and one that takes time. If you're not ready to quit today, that's okay! We're here to help you prepare for quit day on your terms. To talk to a counselor and set up your quit plan, you can connect with our QuitLine at Lung.org and call them at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

We're here to help you quit on your terms! Talk to one of our QuitLine counselors about your quit plan and set a new date with us by calling 1-800-LUNGUSA. 

Here at the American Lung Association, we'll be there for you all throughout your quit journey. You’re welcome to reach out to our team at [email protected] with your questions and concerns. We’ll support you however you need it most!

Quitting is a process, and one that takes time. When you're ready, we'll be here to support you along the way! To talk to a counselor about quitting, call us at 1-800-LUNGUSA.

Page last updated: December 7, 2023

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