Quitting Smoking & Tobacco

Smoking and tobacco cause thousands of American preventable deaths each year. Using tobacco seriously increases your risk of getting certain cancers, and quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health.

Support Groups & Forums

These sites allow patients to discuss their experiences with illnesses, treatments, and other health matters. Any information or opinions posted are those of the forum users themselves and are not a substitute for professional medical advice.

Mobile Apps & Tools

Mobile apps and tools can provide you with easy-to-use information and resources that can serve as one part of your overall strategy to become and stay healthy. For tips on selecting additional apps for exercise and physical activity, please review How to Choose a Good Health App by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This app is a tracking and information tool for quitting smoking. Free. iOS.

Use this app to find information on quitting smoking. Free. iOS, Android.

Track your progress toward quitting smoking and get information with this app. Free. iOS, Android.

SmokefreeTXT is a text messaging program for quitting smoking. Free.

Tweet2Quit is a study where participants use the app through Twitter over 90 days. URL is for study’s home page.


Resources selected by Linda E. Johnsen, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed January 9, 2019

Last updated April 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm