Tobacco Use and Dependence Resources
To reach New Jersey QuitLine, dial 1-866-NJSTOPS toll-free!
The NJ QuitLine provides free telephone counseling to help you quit.
QuitLine TTY phone number 1-877-777-6534
Starting September 28, 2011, the NJ QuitLine counseling services will be available to smokers who are uninsured or covered by Medicaid. Due to limited resources, the program is available to these populations only. We encourage all ineligible smokers interested in quitting to reach out to their health insurance carrier to determine whether they are entitled to covered counseling services and other smoking cessation resources.
UMDNJ-Tobacco Dependence Program
125 Paterson Street, Room 2300 ,
(732) 235-8222 Fax (732) 235-7144
St. Barnabas Medical Center
Call In 732-886-4149 (Helene Long) in Ocean and Monmouth counties
Call 732-690-4519 (Dennis Lee) in Essex and Union counties
Moms Quit Connection
Call toll-free: 1-888-545-5191
Mom’s Quit Connection gives pregnant women and new mothers of New Jersey the support they need to quit smoking and remain smoke free. They offer individualized cessation counseling focusing on the unique needs of each mom. Services are free and offered in a convenient community location.
Look online or call (877-879-6422) for times/locations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Statistics, state-by-state information, and more.
Office of the Surgeon General – Treatment information and Reports of the Surgeon General
Treatobacco.net presents authoritative, evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence
World Health Organization – Information on tobacco use as a global epidemic
Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) is the leading international association focused on research regarding treatment and policy issues related to nicotine and tobacco.
Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user
FDA Center for Tobacco Products – In 2009, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA)granted FDA authority over tobacco products
Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) - A non-profit resource center dedicated to smokefree air and tobacco-free lives
New Jersey Smoke-free Air Act - Public Law 2005, Chapter 383 designates smoke-free indoor air at all workplaces. Exceptions have been made for Atlantic City casinos, though groups like GASP are working hard to provide smoke-free air to all workers.
New Jersey Minimum Age for Sale and Purchase of Tobacco Public Law 2005, Chapter 384 raised the minimum age of sale from 18 to 19 years old.