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Cessation Programs

    The U.S. Surgeon General has said, "Smoking cessation represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives." Cessation programs will help people quit smoking permanently in a long term. Since the only way to completely avoid second hand smoke at Purdue would be to eliminate smoke, this cessation program would be an excellent option. Cessation would provide information such as, "An average smoker spends $1500 per year on cigarettes."  Information like this would give people a thought about quitting. Since Purdue administrators had just announced on November 19th 2009, starting on July 1st, 2010 Purdue will be a smoke free campus, it is the time for smokers to think about the program.

Here are some associations and programs that would help to understand and why one should quit smoking.

American Heart Association & American Stroke Association
American Heart Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-242-8721 (1-800-AHA-USA-1)
Web site:
American Stroke Association
Toll-free number: 1-888-478-7653 (1-888-4-STROKE)
Web site:
Quitting tips and advice can be found at or by calling 1-8...

American Lung Association   
Telephone: 1-800-586-4872                                    
Web site:
Printed quit materials are available, some in Spanish. Also offers the tobacco cessation program "Freedom from Smoking Online" at

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office on Smoking and Health
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
Web site:
Free quit support line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Telephone: 202-272-0167
Web site:
Has advice on how to protect children from secondhand smoke, a Smoke-free Homes Pledge, and other tobacco-related materials on the direct Web site,

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Web site:
Toll-free tobacco line: 1-877-448-7848
Tobacco quit line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUITNOW)
Direct tobacco Web site:
Quitting information, cessation guide, and counseling is offered, as well as information on state telephone-based quit programs

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, they can help. Contact those progeams anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call this number1-800-227-2345 or visit