East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

Smoking Cessation

Quitting is not easy, however studies show that tobacco users are more likely to successfully quit with assistance from trained counselors, medication, nicotine replacement patches and/or gum.

What free resources are available?

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (1-877-270-STOP)

What is the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line?

It is a free counseling, resource library and support/referral service.

How does it work?

Caller are connected to a trained counselor who provides:

  • An assessment of readiness to quit
  • A customized quit plan, including up to five additional counseling phone calls
  • Motivation and problem-solving advice
  • Up-to-date information about physician-recommended pharmacological support, such nicotine gum, nicotine patches and other items
  • Information about cessation insurance benefits
  • Information about a referral to other cessation services, including local resources
  • A Georgia Quit Line Kit, including materials tailored to your readiness to quit

Who can call?

Anyone ages 13 or older or concerned parents of adolescents using tobacco products (1-877-270-STOP).

Hours of Operation

Sunday-Sunday (Everyday)
8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. (Midnight)

After business hours callers will be prompted to leave their name and telephone number and a Quit Line Counselor will return the call during normal business hours.