Living Tobacco-Free Services is a service available to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients and their caregivers and family members. You do not have to be in Seattle to participate in and benefit from the program. We can meet with you in person or talk on the phone, whichever suits your needs. For more information, call (206) 606-7766.
The goal of SCCA Living Tobacco-Free Services is to help you create a plan to quit tobacco that will work for you. We achieve this by addressing three key components:
- Managing the physical addiction and craving
- Looking at your emotional reasons for using tobacco, such as stress or boredom, and identifying new ways to handle these issues
- Finding effective ways to break the habit of using tobacco
When you schedule a Living Tobacco-Free session, you will meet with or talk on the phone with a tobacco-cessation counselor.
How we can help
During your Living Tobacco-Free Services session, we will talk with you about the following to help you achieve your goal to be tobacco-free:
- Nicotine-withdrawal medications. If you are interested in using a medication to manage nicotine-withdrawal symptoms, we can help you determine which one is best for you and help you access it.
- Stress management. If you smoke to manage stress or deal with other emotional issues, we can offer alternate approaches that will preserve and improve your health.
- Creating new habits. We can help you find strategies to break the habit of smoking.
- Educational resources and materials. We can provide written educational materials and information about other resources for quitting smoking.
You are welcome to call us as many times as you like during your journey to becoming tobacco-free. Our goal is to help you become a comfortable, confident non-smoker in a time frame that works for you.
Benefits of quitting are immediate: It’s never too late to quit
It is never too late to stop using tobacco — quitting at any time will enable you to live a longer and healthier life. If you keep trying, you will succeed. Studies prove it’s worth it. Read more.
Resources to help you quit tobacco
The organizations listed below provide telephone and web-based counseling to help you quit smoking and using tobacco products. Because programs and services continually change, this list may not be inclusive. Most of these are free, but some programs charge a fee. The secret of quitting is to not give up trying. You can do it.
All states have quitlines in place with trained counselors available
American Cancer Society: Quit for Life
American Legacy Foundation: Become an EX
American Lung Association: Lung HelpLine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Smokefree — www.smokefree.gov
Smokefree Women — women.smokefree.gov
Smokefree Teen — teen.smokefree.gov
LiveHelp (live online assistance) — 8 am to 11 pm ET, Monday through Friday (English only)
U.S. Department of Defense: Quit Tobacco — Make Everyone Proud (for active service members and veterans)
24-hr helpline for TRICARE beneficiaries
North region: (866) 459-8766
South region: (877) 414-9949
West region: (866) 244-6870
Veterans enrolled in the VA system: (877) 222-8387