Research shows that it can take eight to 11 tries before a successful quit. With each attempt you learn something new about yourself and what makes it hard – bringing you closer to your independence from tobacco. We’re here to support you in your attempt at 802Quits, the Vermont quit smoking and tobacco resource. 802Quits offers a friendly and experienced coach, free tips, tools and support, including free patches and gum or lozenges delivered directly to your home. Visit 802Quits.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to get started.
802 Quits Offers Four Ways to Quit:
Each 802Quits resource offers unique benefits. You can choose just one or use all together to suit your needs.
Want a coach? By calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) you can connect with a quit coach who will share tips, advice and support to help you stay quit. Your coach is trained to help you no matter where you are on your quit journey – and will call at a time that works for you. Calls are confidential and available 24/7.
Together with your coach you can assess what you need to be successful, including eight weeks of free patches, gum or lozenges, and text or online support. Your quit coach can even help out with strategies if you've had a relapse and want to try again.
Want local in-person support? You can join a group with a specially trained quit coach and double your chances of successfully quitting. For some, it’s easier to quit when you have the support of others who are trying to quit. Better yet, join with a friend or loved one who is also trying to quit.
802Quits has local Vermont Quit Partners available in communities throughout Vermont. They can help you quit with personalized advice and support, including free patches and gum or lozenges delivered directly to your home. You can find a group by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and saying you’d like to find a local Quit Partner.
Want to quit online? Register at 802Quits to get access to online tools and supports, including tips, texts or e-mails. Track your quit progress, or see how much money you are saving by not spending it on tobacco. Drop in to online chat groups where you can talk with other smokers and tobacco users who know what you're going through and see what’s working for them. Free two-week starter kits are available for patches and gum, or lozenges.
Accessible 24/7 Quit Online offers a lot of flexibility – and you can still get help from a coach or in-person and/or phone support as well.
Want to do it on your own? 802Quits offers a checklist of things you can do to prepare yourself for your quit. There are also plenty of tips and suggestions for what you can do on your quit date, and things you can do to help you stay quit when times get hard and cravings are strong, including:
- Quick testimonials from Vermonters who share their story at 802Quits.org
- Tips and support from 802Quits on Facebook
To order a quit toolkit or for more information, email email@example.com.
E-Cigarettes and Quitting Tobacco
E-cigarettes have not been approved by the FDA as a smoking cessation device. In fact, some people find it hard to quit smoking cigarettes while they vape e-cigarettes, and end up using both products. Read more on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products from the Centers for Disease & Control and Prevention. Tobacco users who are trying to quit should use proven quit tools, including free nicotine replacement therapy such as gum and patches or lozenges, along with individual, group or phone counseling.
Not Ready to Quit?
If you’re not ready to quit yet, there are a lot of things you can do right now to help yourself and to protect your loved ones – including children who are most vulnerable to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke:
• Cut down on your smoking. To help you cut down, you can use a nicotine replacement therapy patch to help with the cravings and reduce withdrawal.
• Stop smoking in your house or your car.
• Ask family and friends to leave their smoke outside.
• Don’t smoke when your children are present.
• Make sure there is no smoking at your child’s day care.
• Think of being around your children as “smoke-free zones” even when they are outside.