Tobacco Prevention and Quitting
COVID-19, Smoking and Vaping
Scientists are still learning about COVID-19, but we know that smoking weakens the immune system, which makes it harder for your body to fight disease. It also damages the lungs, increasing the risks from infections.
Quitting Tobacco or Nicotine
Quitting tobacco (smoking or vaping) is a process. Help is available when you are ready to quit.
Youth under age 18
Call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or enroll online to get help with each step in the quitting process.
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline provides free services for:
- The uninsured
- Pregnant women
- Residents enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare
- Cancer patients
- Native Americans
When you enroll, you get:
- Special tools
- A support team of coaches
- Research-based information
- A community of others trying to become tobacco free
Expert Coaches Help Overcome Common Barriers like:
- Dealing with stress
- Fighting cravings
- Coping with irritability
- Controlling weight gain
The free telephone service allows you to speak to a coach in person. Through the telephone program, you may be eligible to receive a supply of gum, patches, or lozenges. Calls are answered 24/7 in multiple languages and text messaging is also available. Visit the Michigan Tobacco Quitline online services to see success stories and to enroll.
Additional Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco website: Quitting resources, information for health care providers and more.
- Smokefree website: Resources for everyone. Scroll down for sites in Spanish, for women and teens.
More Information and Resources
- Vaping and E-cigarettes: Information on vaping and e-cigarettes, as well as the severe lung injuries associated with electronic cigarettes or vaping.
- Clean Indoor Air Regulation: Information and resources on the Washtenaw County ordinance.
- Substance Use Prevention and Treatment: Substance use prevention and treatment services are provided by the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan. Call 734-344-6079 or 855-571-0021 to access treatment services.