Tobacco Cessation

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For individuals:

Freshstart is the American Cancer Society’s FREE smoking cessation program. Participants interested in quitting tobacco can participate in this program, as well as the Texas Tobacco Quitline whether they have attempted to quit before or not.

Texas Quitline offers free and confidential phone counseling services and resources such as nicotine patches, gums, or lozenges, to those who qualify.
To apply, complete and fax the Texas Quitline form English | Español. The form is considered complete only if it bares your signature.

For more information, call the Texas Quitline at 1-877-YES QUIT or (1-877-937-7848).

For groups:

HCPH’s trained facilitators implement the aforementioned programs as follows:

Tobacco users, residing in Harris County are eligible to participate once screened via the brief intervention 2A’s & R (Ask, Advise & Refer):
  • Participants are involved in a series of 4 sixty-minute work sessions over a 4 week period (modifiable to community partner)
  • Facilitators help track the average number of tobacco use of each participant throughout the program, and provides strategies to handle obstacles to assist participants in their efforts to quit tobacco
  • Participant is then referred to the Texas Tobacco Quitline where they have the flexibility and convenience of having a trained counselor (quit coach) call at their convenience to help form a quit plan
To enroll in our program, download this form and email to
Tobacco Cessation Event calendar

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How long is the program?

The program is 4 weeks long and is modifiable for community partners.

2. How much does it cost?

The program is free to all participants.

3. What age range can participate?

The program is open to all ages.

4. When can we begin programming?

Participants can start the program within 2 weeks of registration.