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Stop Smoking

Hooray for you!  You're ready to quit smoking.

The benefits of quitting are real, and quitting is the most important thing you can do for your health.

Getting started:

  • You may want to make an appointment with your doctor to discuss medications that may help you quit.
  • Think about your concerns with quitting – and discuss them openly with your doctor or with a Quitworks counselor.
  • Think about your reasons for quitting – reminding yourself of these reasons when times get tough can help you stick with it.
  • Your doctor can refer you to a program called Quitworks, a free, evidence-based stop smoking service developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health – or you may sign up for Quitworks counseling on your own. This program is free for residents of Massachusetts and designed to provide support for people who want to quit smoking.

More about Quitworks

Whether you’re referred by your doctor, or you sign up on your own, a Quitworks counselor will contact you by telephone within three days of your signing up to design a personal action plan for quitting.

Together, you’ll:

  • Determine the best quit-smoking plan for you
  • Set your “quit date”
  • Discuss resources available to you
  • Review information on medications that can help you stop smoking
  • Address your concerns with quitting