The Center for Smoking Cessation and Health of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) offers smoking cessation services that are available at no cost to the public. The NCCDPHP can also help you find local resources and support for your quit smoking journey.
Get help. Call our free toll-free quitline at 1800QUITNOW (18007848669) or visit us online.
Center for Tobacco Control
The Center for Tobacco Control at the University of California, San Francisco, provides extensive education and prevention programs for the public and healthcare professionals through the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, a program of the UCSF School of Public Health. These programs are available to the public and healthcare professionals including:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The UCSF Tobacco Use Prevention Program
- UCSF Smoking Cessation Program
- UCSF Stop Smoking Clinic
- UCSF Center for the Prevention of Tobacco Use and Health Disparities
- UCSF Center for Health and the Environment
- UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- UCSF Center for AIDS and Clinical Care (UCSF CHAC)
Tobacco-Related Disease Control Program
The Tobacco-Related Disease Control Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring tobacco-related disease control. The program brings together a range of partners including public health, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and others to create a comprehensive approach to stop smoking and prevent the disease that results from smoking.
Public Health Service
The Public Health Service (PHS) provides a wide range of services to prevent and control diseases that are caused by tobacco use. Through the PHS, the government is working to prevent and control diseases that are related to tobacco and to provide the best possible care for those who have been affected by tobacco use.
The Office of Smoking and Health
The Office of Smoking and Health (OSH), part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supports the government in advancing tobacco control. OSH works with other development partners to reduce the use of tobacco products and tobacco addiction.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization (WHO) is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to improving global health. It is responsible for the production of the World Health Report, which is the most widely used source of health information in the world.
World Cancer Day 2020
World Cancer Day is celebrated annually on December 10 to raise awareness of the effects of cancer on people and to encourage research and funding that can lead to prevention and better treatment.
The Stop Smoking Center
The Stop Smoking Center (SFC) of the American Lung Association (ALA) has been providing free cessation programs for more than 30 years, making it the longest running stop smoking program in the nation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the principal federal agency for health promotion and disease prevention. The CDC works to prevent deaths, cope with emergencies and promote health and hygiene through research, surveillance and education.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the primary federal agency for drug abuse research. It conducts research on drug abuse, addiction, biological factors and disease.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a branch of the National Institutes of Health. It was established by an amendment to the National Institutes of Health Act by Public Law 91510, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Act of 1980.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the primary federal agency for cancer research and treatment. The NCI’s mission is to accelerate the pace of discovery and patient care, and to reduce the burden of cancer on society.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It was established in 1970 to provide scientifically based information and education on alcohol and other drugs and to stimulate research on these important public health issues.
United States Public Health Service
The United States Public Health Service (USPHS) is a Cabinet-level agency that provides leadership and stewardship in health and related fields. Its mission is to improve the health of people in the United States and to promote and protect the nation’s health and national security.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIDA is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a cabinet-level department that provides leadership for the federal government. The HHS is governed by the Office of the HHS Secretary.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with protecting the public health, promoting public safety, and helping Americans make informed decisions.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It was created in 1970 to provide data, evaluation, and treatment for the nation’s substance abuse and mental health program.
The American Lung Association (ALA)
The American Lung Association is a nonprofit organization that advances the prevention and treatment of lung disease.
The American Thoracic Society is a professional organization of physicians, scientists, and other health professionals dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing lung diseases.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a not-for-profit medical organization dedicated to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer.
The National Cancer Institute is the primary funder of cancer research in the United States. In addition, the NIH is the largest funder of cancer research in the world. The National Cancer Institute’s $30 billion budget covers all aspects of cancer research including basic, clinical, and population science. The NIH is organized into four major programs: the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB).
The American Lung Association is the only national organization dedicated solely to the health of the lung. The Association advances the prevention and treatment of lung disease. For more information, visit www
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