Trying to Quit?

Are you a Southwest Missouri resident trying to quit smoking?  There are a variety of options that are open to you for assistance.

Missouri Tobacco Quitline

The Missouri Tobacco Quitline can help Missourians stop tobacco use. The Quitline offers telephone counseling and resource materials to assist individuals who want to quit smoking.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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Freedom From Smoking

The Ozark Center is offering Freedom From Smoking classes to residents (and spouses) who work in Jasper, Newton, or McDonald County. Freedom From Smoking is a nationally recognized program developed my the American Lung Association.  This program is being offered free of charge, and participants can also receive a $100 voucher for prescription nicotine replacement therapy products.  For more information, please contact Del Camp at the Ozark Center, 417-347-7600 or you may e-mail him.

You can also participate in Freedom From Smoking online by visiting the American Lung Association site.

St. John’s Hospital

St. John’s Hospital offers in-patient cessation support.  St. John’s can provide free “Quit Kits” and Freedom From Smoking classes for a fee of $60.  For more information about the cessation programs that St. John’s offers, please contact Christine Barnes, St. John’s Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator, 417-625- 2096 or you may e-mail her.

Community Clinic of Joplin

For those residents who are not qualified for other programs, the Community Clinic of Joplin offers cessation classes.  For more information about the cessation programs that the Community Clinic offers, please contact Stephanie Miller, 417-624-5500.

Local Health Departments

Free “Quit Kits” can be picked up at the Jasper, Newton, or City of Joplin Health Department.  For more information or to have a Quit Kit mailed to you, please contact Casey Lansdown at the Newton County Health Department, 417-451-3743 or you may e-mail her.

For questions/concerns/comments about cessation resources, please feel free to contact us

Fact Sheets and Other Information

Nicotine Therapy and Other Medications Which Aid Smoking Cessation (PDF Format)

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