There are numerous cessation resources available to help smokers to quit smoking, reduce tobacco and cigarette use, and deal with the addiction of nicotine. For the many millions of smokers in the U.S. and globally who want to quit smoking, below is a sampling of the resources available.
Sentiens supports a comprehensive effort to assist in quitting tobacco and breaking the nicotine addiction. The research and development of our own BotanicBoost technology, and products like the Novus Twig and eTwig , are focused on providing proven satisfaction to smokers and quitters.
Tobacco & Nicotine Addiction
There are a number of valuable websites that offer free resources, information, advice, and referrals to those that are seeking to quit smoking. The list below includes both governmental and private sites that provide tips for smokers and free resources, aids, tools, and contacts for addictions including tobacco, nicotine and cigarettes.
Rehab Centers – One of those online resources is RehabCenter.net. This site provides a long list of resources to support the treatment for alcohol and drug addictions of many kinds, and as the name implies, provides access to rehab centers around the country.
QuitLines – The North American Quit Line Consortium is a non-profit membership association of individual state services of toll free or other phone systems to support smokers in their efforts to quit smoking and reducing tobacco use. QuitLines serve an important purpose in providing aid to those addicted to nicotine through individualized counseling and support services.
Below is a link to an article about addiction to Vaping or e-cigarettes. Most experts agree that e-cigs are less harmful than combustible cigarettes, though long term safety studies have not yet been done to see if there are unknown risks. The most common area of concern regarding e-cigs is the continued delivery of nicotine, which is the addictive drug in cigarettes, tobacco, and e-cigs. Sentiens has developed BotanicBoost to deliver a proven satisfying throat hit for smokers than can eliminate the need for nicotine.
ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE and VAPING
There is a growing field of researchers that are focused on studies of e-cigarettes, their usage and their short and long term effects. There are also trade associations that seek to provide information on the e-cig or Vaping industry. We will continue to add more links as we learn about them.
Tobacco Analyst http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com
E-Cigarette Research www.ecigarette-research.com
American Vaping Association is an industry trade group www.vaping.org
CASAA is an industry trade group focused on consumers www.casaa.org
Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association www.sfata.org
OTHER QUIT SMOKING SITES
Quit Day (www.quitday.org ) is a resource rich website that provides information on how to quit smoking. In full disclosure, the site would appear to be supporting the role of e-cigarettes as a method of quitting, and likely has close ties to one or more vaping industry organizations.
Quit.com (www.quit.com ) conversely is a website from the maker of the nicotine patch, GlaxoSmithKline. It has useful information, but similar to QuitDay, readers should be aware of the underlying interests of the website owner.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration – www.fda.gov
National Institute of Health www.nih.gov
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – http://nccam.nih.gov/
NIDA (National Institute on Drug Addiction) http://www.drugabuse.gov/
National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov
Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/tobacco
World Health Organization www.who.int
American Lung Association www.lung.org
Lung Cancer Alliance www.lungcanceralliance.org
American Heart Association www.heart.org
America Cancer Society www.cancer.org
American Association for Cancer Research www.aacr.org
Online Guide to Quit Smoking www.smokefree.gov
World Lung Foundation www.worldlungfoundation.org
World Tobacco Atlas www.tobaccoatlas.org
Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco www.srnt.org
American Legacy Foundation www.legacyforhealth.org
Tobacco Control http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/