What Works to Quit
Quitting is a difficult and unique process for everyone. Quitting the addiction often takes several tries. But there are a variety of ways you can improve your chances of quitting for good.
Set a quit date
Tell family, friends, and coworkers that you plan to quit
Anticipate and plan for the challenges you’ll face
Remove all tobacco products from your home, car, and work
Talk to your doctor or other service about getting help
Colorado QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. You can also talk with your doctor or local clinic about in-person counseling and support options in your community.
Breaking a tobacco addiction often takes more than willpower. Sometimes medication can help your body break free from the chemicals it’s used to.
Using these medications can double your chances of quitting successfully.
Many of these medications are available at no cost for those who qualify and are enrolled in the Colorado QuitLine. Some of these medications are only available with a prescription. Talk with your doctor before using any product.
The more tools you have to help you quit, the better. Combining coaching and support with medication provides the best chance of successfully becoming tobacco-free. A combination of counseling, support and medication is available at no cost through the Colorado QuitLine.
There is currently no evidence to suggest acupuncture, hypnosis, or laser therapy are effective in helping people quit tobacco. Similarly, internet quitting programs and self-help quitting guides may be effective but are strengthened if used with counseling, support and medication.