Cessation Efforts

Tobacco use is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and multiple cancers. Quitting reduces these risks. A person’s chance of successfully quitting doubles when quit coaching and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved cessation medication are used in combination.

Texas Tobacco Quitline

Quitting is hard but finding resources does not have to be. The Texas Tobacco Quitline offers free, confidential, and convenient cessation services to Texas residents ages 13 and older. This includes quit coaching, up to 2 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy, and a youth digital program for those ages 13-17.

If you are ready to quit, we can help. Call 877-937-7848 (877-YES-QUIT) or visit YesQuit.org to get started on your quit journey today.

Live Vape Free Program

The Live Vape Free Program helps teens and adults learn about the harms of vaping, hear from their peers, and have a place to take action once they are ready to quit. Learn more at RallyHealth.com/Live-Vape-Free.

Live Vape Free Teen:

  • An interactive texting program that helps teens ages 13-17 build motivation, a quit plan, and a strategy to stay quit.
  • To get started, text VAPEFREE to 873373.

Live Vape Free Adult:

  • Offers self-paced online content that prepares concerned adults to kick-start the conversation with teens about vaping.
  • Sign up at RallyHealth.com/Live-Vape-Free.

Community Health Worker Cessation Curriculum and Training

The Texas Tobacco Prevention and Control Program contracts with the National Community Health Worker Training Center at Texas A&M University to provide tobacco cessation continuing education and training to Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors in Texas. 

Self-paced continuing education units are available for free at NCHWTC.TAMHSC.edu/Continuing-Education-Units.

Other Cessation Resources

Quit VET:

  • A free telephone quitline provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that offers tobacco cessation coaching to any veteran who receives their health care through the VA.
  • Counseling sessions are available in English and Spanish.
  • Call 1-855-784-8838 (1-855-QUIT-VET).
  • Learn more at MentalHealth.VA.gov/Quit-Tobacco.

Asian Smokers’ Quitline:

  • Offers free telephone coaching, self-help materials, free nicotine patches, and online help in four Asian languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese).
  • Call:
    • 1-800-838-8917 for Cantonese and Mandarin.
    • 1-800-556-5564 for Korean.
    • 1-800-778-8440 for Vietnamese.
  • Quit online and learn more at AsianSmokersQuitline.org.