Quit Now



Tobacco Companies Court Ordered Ad Campaign:

On November 26, 2017, major U.S. tobacco companies were court ordered to run tv and newspaper ads for one year informing the public about the truth of their deadly and addictive products, cigarettes. This is no coincidence as smoking kills more than 1,200 people each day and leads to many other chronic diseases. Click here to read more.

We know it’s not easy to quit, but the time is NOW! The tobacco companies are admitting to consumers that the products are deadly if used 100% as directed. Make some day today and quit now. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is free and available 24/7 for Indiana residents, call 1-800-784-8669.

See below for additional programs and resources in Marion County to help you quit for good! You can do it.



Tips from Former Smokers: 




Quit Tobacco Programs:

Indiana Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
Available 24 hours, 7 days-a-week, free telephone counseling, services for youth 13-17 and adults 18+, pregnant women, etc. Click here.

HealthNet, Inc.: (317) 781-4914
Individual counseling by appointment, support group for pregnant women

Indiana University Nicotine Dependence Program at Fairbanks:
(317) 579-7090
Individual counseling by appointment

Franciscan St. Francis Health: (317) 528-QUIT (7848)
Group counseling


Support Groups:

Freedom From Smoking Cessation Classes
For more information or to register call 317-528-7848

Nicotine Anonymous- Carvel Club: 4627 Carvel Ave. 
Meetings held every Thursday at 6:00 p.m. (East)
For additional information email: nica.indiana@gmail.com
Website: http://nica-acin.awardspace.info/

Aspire Tobacco Free Program- Franciscan Health: 8111 S. Emerson Ave
Individual and Group counseling offered. For more information on how to enroll in the Aspire program,
please call 317-528-7848  (South)


Tips to Quit Tobacco:

  • Make a quit plan and know your triggers. The Indiana Quitline, 1-800-Quit-Now, will connect you to a quit coach who can help you with your plan.
  • Getting help through nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches, gums, and lozenges, greatly increases your chances of success. Always consult your doctor before using products.
  • Having a craving? Delay! If you feel like you’re going to give in to a craving, tell yourself that you have to wait 10 more minutes and then do something to distract yourself. Most cravings only last a couple of minutes. Stock up on oral substitutes – sugarless gum, carrot sticks, hard candy, cinnamon sticks, coffee stirrers, straws, and toothpicks – to distract your hands/mouth.
  • Get active! Start being active at least 2 weeks before your quit date. It will help relieve any stress you’re going through and can help prevent weight gain. By quitting, you will start feeling better, looking better, and breathing easier.
  • If you slip up, that’s okay. It takes most people multiple times to quit successfully. Each quit attempt can provide valuable lessons to help you eventually quit for good. Remember it is never too late to quit!