Community Health

Smoking Cessation

"Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for you and your family. No matter how long you have smoked, there are major and immediate benefits to quitting now."
- Dr. Regina M. Benjamin, Surgeon General

The smoking cessation resources listed here provide not only general information about nicotine dependence and the health benefits to smoking cessation, but also include tools and strategies to help smokers quit. A list of local, Indiana support groups is provided as well.

General Information

Resources to Help Smokers Quit

  • Indiana Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
    • Free, phone-based counseling service available to Hoosiers
    • Provide services 7-days a week in multiple languages
    • Offer 2-week supplies of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for free (while they last)
    • Additional information can be found at www.indianatobaccoquitline.net
  • National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT
    • Talk by telephone for free in Spanish or English to a smoking cessation counselor
    • Provide instant text message services as well (services are limited and only in English)
    • An on-line Quit Guide is available at www.Smokefree.gov
  • American Lung Association: 1-800-LUNGUSA
    • Lung HelpLine, staffed by nurses and respiratory therapists, not only provides support for smokers wanting to quit but answers any question related to lung health. Questions may be submitted on-line as well as at www.lungusa.org/about-us/lung-helpline.html
    • Offer several options for smoking cessation that include group clinics, telephone counseling, on-line programs, and self-help books
    • Freedom From Smoking® - for adults
    • Not-On-Tobacco - for teens
    • Quitter in You - for those who tried quitting and didn't succeed
    • Visit their website for more information about these smoking cessation programs:  http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/how-to-quit/getting-help/
  • Nicotine Anonymous: 1-877-879-6422
    • World-wide, non-profit, 12-step program
    • Members can attend local meetings or obtain support on-line or by telephone
    • Various pamphlets about the program are available in English and in 13 other languages on-line
    • For more information, visit their website at www.nicotine-anonymous.org/index.php
  • Great American Smokeout Challenge - American Cancer Society
    http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GreatAmericanSmokeout/index

Local Smoking Cessation Resources

American Lung Association in Indiana
115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 819-1181
Website: www.lungin.org

Nicotine Anonymous
A list of meeting times/days/locations for the state of Indiana can be found at:
www.nicotine-anonymous.org/standard_search_result.php?p_state=IN

Clarian Tobacco Control Center ~ Show Address

Clarian Health
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 278-3736

Clarian West Integrative Care Center ~ Show Address

1111 Ronald Reagan Pkwy
Avon, IN 46123
(317) 217-3675

HealthNet Inc (East Raymond St.) ~ Show Address

Barrington Health Center
3401 East Raymond St
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 781-4994

HealthNet Inc (Capitol Ave.) ~ Show Address

Care Center at the Tower
1633 N Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 962-5014

HealthNet Inc (Keystone Ave) ~ Show Address

Martindale-Brightwood Health Center
2855 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 920-5760

HealthNet Inc (E 10th St.) ~ Show Address

People's Health Center
2340 E 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46218
(317) 633-7364

HealthNet Inc (Shelby St.) ~ Show Address

Southeast Health Center
901 Shelby St
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 488-2040

HealthNet Inc (Morris St.) ~ Show Address

Southwest Health Center
2202 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 488-2020

HealthNet Inc (Howard St.) ~ Show Address

Southwest OB/GYN Annex
1621 W Howard St
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 488-2063

Indiana State Department of Health ~ Show Address

2 N Meridian 7R
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 784-8669

Indiana Tobacco Prevention & Cessation (ITPC) ~ Show Address

150 W Market St Ste 406
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 234-1787

Marion County Health Department (Hasbrook) ~ Show Address

Hasbrook Bldg
Indianapolis, IN 46205
(317) 221-2084

Marion County Health Department (Shelby St.) ~ Show Address

Cottage Corner Health Center
Myers 1434 S Shelby St
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 128-7371

Marion County Health Department (Keystone Ave) ~ Show Address

IMCPL-Glendale Branch
6101 N Keystone Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 128-7371

Marion County Health Department (Wishard) ~ Show Address

Wishard Hospital
Myers Building Multipurpose Rm
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 128-7371

Martin Luther King Multi-Service Center ~ Show Address

40 W 40th St
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 638-3501

Roudebush VA Medical Center ~ Show Address

1481 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 988-2772

St Francis Hospital ~ Show Address

St Francis Carson Square
3145 E Thompson Rd
Beech Grove, IN 46107
(317) 782-6579

The Care Group ~ Show Address

8333 Naab Rd
Indianapolis, IN
(800) 732-1484

Wishard Health Services ~ Show Address

1001 W 10th St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 630-2590