There are a lot of places you can go for help quitting, depending on what you're looking for. I've got a couple of other sites that might be useful for you, and of course there are other websites that offer a variety of things from information about quitting to products to help you quit. I've listed some of them below.
This is an information site that I developed to help pull together the research about the effectiveness of a variety of quit methods and aids, ranging from acupuncture to zyban. Lots of information here if you're trying to learn more about a particular method. www.QuitSmokingAdvisor.com
A companion site to the one above, on this site people can send in their questions about smoking, and I post a response, blog-style. (I also respond privately to some questions.) You can go on there and read responses to the questions that others have sent in, or ask one of your own. www.Ask-the-Advisor.com
This site is dedicated to helping people quit cold turkey, but even if you plan to quit some other way, you may find the information and stories motivational. One of the most touching sections of the site includes the stories of folks who died young from smoking-related illnesses. In most cases, their last wishes were that someone else might benefit from hearing their story, and not have to go through what they did. You'll have to decide for yourself whether you'd find that sort of thing useful, but the stories certainly remove any doubt about the potential dangers of smoking. www.WhyQuit.com
The American Lung Association site has a number of smoking cessation resources, including an online program called “Freedom From Smoking” which is administered by a trained facilitator. (She acknowledges that she was never a smoker, but apparently watched several family members struggle with quitting.) The program has lots of advice and tips, as well as an online support forum. This site also has a lot of information about various lung diseases that are smoking-related, such as COPD and emphysema, so if you’re suffering from one of those, this may be a good site to check out. www.LungUSA.org
This is a government-sponsored site dedicated to helping people quit. It has a lot of good, basic information, and you can also order pamphlets about special topics in English and Spanish. There is a ‘step-by-step’ guide to quitting, as well, although the advice is pretty basic. On the upside, everything is free. www.SmokeFree.gov
QuitNet is a large support forum for quitters. A handful of features can be accessed by non-members, and a few more are available if you sign up for the free membership. A “premium” membership (read, ‘paid’) is required to get access to all of the features, such as ‘expert advice,’ the FAQ, and the forums. www.QuitNet.com
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"What did I like best about the program? It works! After 20 years of smoking, I didn't think I'd be able to quit, but The Complete Quit System not only showed me how to quit successfully, it told me exactly what to expect during the process—right down to my cigarette dream!"
— Georgia S., Los Angeles
"I recommend The Complete Quit System to all of my patients who smoke. As a periodontist, I see the effects of smoking every day. Quitting may be the best thing you can do for your teeth and gums."
— Terry S., DDS, New Mexico
"I loved the very specific directions contained in the program. I knew I wanted to quit, but I didn't know where to start. Having it all laid out step-by-step made it much easier. I'm now smoke-free, and I'm completely blown away by it. I never imagined that I would be able to do it, but I did!"
—Elizabeth B., Graduate Student