Quitting is hard, but Way to Quit can make quitting tobacco and nicotine products easier. Read on to learn about the free services we offer, from our highly trained and supportive coaches to the ways we empower you on your journey to a tobacco-free future.
What is Way to Quit?
“I quit smoking almost one year ago. I called the Quitline to get started and then used the website every single day during my quit process. Daily web sessions along with nicotine patches helped me quit.” – a former smoker
You may have some hesitations about enrolling in quit support services—and that’s understandable. We’re here to help remove any roadblocks that may be preventing you from seeking support. With the right tools, you’ll be better prepared to succeed and quit nicotine for good, whether it’s your first attempt or your last.
We offer free services that include:
A quit plan customized to your needs
Sessions with a quit coach over the phone
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) in the form of nicotine patches, gum and lozenges
Below, we specifically address the benefits of a customized quit plan, sessions with a quit coach, and NRT.
What is a quit coach?
“The coaches’ support helped me to build momentum to fight this addiction, walk through the unpleasant withdrawals without picking up [tobacco], and obtain the freedom to live the healthy lifestyle I live today. It’s been over four years!” – a former smoker
While you don’t have to use the free coach service, it is helpful to have a constant adviser who is available to listen, motivate, help, and otherwise simply be there for you through your journey. Rest assured, all the coaches are certified and have completed the Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program. Some are former tobacco users, none of them judge, and all of them are there because they want to help you quit.
Certified quit coaches are available for users of any kind of tobacco or nicotine product, such as cigarettes, chew, vapes, cigars or anything else. Coaches are available every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and offer five coaching calls every one to two weeks lasting 15 to 20 minutes. Additional support may be available after these five calls.
What is nicotine replacement therapy?
Nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, is a method to assist people during the quitting process by replacing nicotine with a controlled and safer source. NRT comes in various forms, such as patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers and nasal sprays, each designed to provide a steady dose of nicotine to curb withdrawal symptoms and cravings while reducing the harmful effects of tobacco and nicotine products. NRT works by gradually weaning the body off nicotine, which allows people to focus on breaking the habit of substance use. It is important to consult a health care professional for guidance on NRT usage, as they can tailor the treatment to your needs and offer additional support for a successful quit attempt.
Why should I use Way to Quit services?
“I believe the Quitline saved my life. Now I have so much more confidence in all areas of my life. I joined the Silver Sneakers program at my gym and I’m more physically active. I’m committed to my healthier life and look forward to more success.” – a former smoker
Way to Quit is a proud partner of the National Jewish Health Quitline, which has helped an incredible 1.5 million people quit tobacco with 90% satisfaction rate. The approach includes helping you tailor your quit to your individual needs, providing sessions with quit coaches that are free (statistically, people are two times more likely to quit long-term with a coach) and, because people are three times more likely to quit long-term with nicotine patches and/or gum, they also offer these aids for free.