If you are a smoker and interested in quitting, then you’ve come to the right place. Most ex-smokers attempt to quit an average of seven times before they actually succeeded. So if you’re feeling scared, or unsure, you are not alone! Cessation is not a one size fits all solution. That is why there are several different cessation options, from face to face counseling to texting. We are here to help you find what will work for YOU!
Through funding from the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Free, Nutrition & Fitness, New Jersey residents now have access to 11 Quit Centers. These quit centers provide residents of New Jersey with the resources to stop or reduce their use of tobacco.
The 11 Quit Centers will service the following counties: Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland/Salem, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth Ocean, Essex, Passaic and Union.
Enrolled clients of the Quit Center may qualify for FREE NRT as part of their treatment plan. Call you local Quit Center today to learn more!
Use the INTERACTIVE MAP to the left to learn more about each location.
FREE, CONFIDENTIAL, MULTILINGUAL
Call the NJ Quitline at 1-866-NJ-STOPS
(1-866-657-8677) to talk to a Quit Coach.
A trained Quit Coach who has years of counseling experience will listen – without judgment – and help you to create a plan for quitting, including how to cope with cravings and ways to avoid slips and relapse.
The NJ Department of Health has a NEW NJ Quitline vendor
Quit Coach Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
Number of attempts per year: 3
Fax-to-Quit from provider;
Toll free 1-866-NJ STOPS;
Nicotine patches available for eligible callers.
MQC for Families
MQC for Families is a free, statewide program offered by Family Health Initiatives to pregnant women, new moms, dads family members and others caring for or living with young children, who want help to stop smoking. Tobacco Treatment Specialists meet with clients to help them begin to reduce and quit smoking.
Sessions are unlimited, include incentives and are scheduled at the convenience of each client. Individual quit plans, as well as a plan to help you stay quit are created in partnership with your quit coach.
MQC for Families services are available Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.
MQC for Families accepts self-referrals through the toll-free number 888-545-5191
QUIT with the Support of an Online Community
Other Online Resources:
New Jersey Department of Health; Office of Tobacco Free, Nutrition, and Fitness has additional education and cessation resources.