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Tobacco Cessation

When you are ready to quit smoking, we are here to help.

Even though tobacco is a powerful addiction, it is possible to quit. When you are ready to quit, we are here to help you take the next step.

Studies show that people who try to quit using tobacco products almost always do better if they receive help from others. Support from family and friends might not be enough.

Freedom From Smoking®

The leading smoking cessation program for over 25 years, the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program shows you how to quit for good in a supportive, small group setting. At this 7-week, 8-session program, you will receive a participant workbook, which covers topics like knowing if you’re ready to quit smoking, lifestyle changes, coping strategies and stress management, and preparing for Quit Day. Freedom From Smoking® is taught by American Lung Association-trained instructors Ann Tvrdy, MSN, CRNI, and Connie Hameloth, RN, of the Saint Francis Cancer Treatment Center. For more information, or to register, please contact Ann or Connie at 308-398-5450.

Go Tobacco Free

  • Remember – if you quit, you’ll live longer and stay healthier – and so will your family.
  • The sooner a smoker quits, the more they can reduce their chances of getting cancer and other diseases.
  • Quitting smoking is good for your self-esteem. You will no longer have to seek out a place to smoke; you won’t smell like cigarette smoke; and, you will not expose your family and friends to second-hand smoke.

Other Tobacco Cessation Resources

Nebraska Tobacco Quitline

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
  • Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services
  • Telephone coaching, educational materials or referrals available
  • No charge for services

American Lung Association

  • www.lungusa.org
  • Helpline and quitline - 800-586-4872; 7 days a week, 7am - 11pm CST

American Cancer Society

  • www.cancer.org
  • 800-227-2345

Freedom From Smoking Online

  • ffsonline.org
  • An individual, web-based program available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Pfizer (Chantix)

  • Prescription assistance
  • www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com
  • 866-706-2400

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

  • www.pparx.org
  • 888-477-2669


  • For quit smoking resources and education for members of the US military and their families, sponsored by the Department of Defense


  • User-friendly information to support quitting tobacco
  • Forum, Blog, Community


  • Comprehensive site with tools and educational topics
  • Includes access to experts through telephone support
  • Instant messaging with LiveHelp

          - Receive information and advice about quitting smoking through real time text messaging with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation counselor


  • A companion website to smokefree.gov geared especially toward women
  • QuitTracker on Facebook is available as part of this site


  • Quick facts, tips to quit, articles and links of interest
  • Quit Smoking 101 - an email course
  • Videos on tobacco topics


  • Medical information and tools on numerous topics
  • Search “tobacco cessation” to navigate to quit smoking products
  • Tobacco basics, in depth topics of interest
  • Action plans for quitting


  • Center for Disease Control website on various tobacco-related topics