Quitting Tobacco

Stop Tobacco Use & Vaping

Many people who use tobacco want to quit and it may take several tries to quit tobacco or vaping. The good news: FREE help is available to all Kansans through the Kansas Tobacco Quitline. Support options include:

  • Coaching over the phone or online
  • Text messaging 
  • Email support 
  • Quit medication (nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges) to those that qualify

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW 
(784-8669) or visit KSquit.org

What You Should Know 

  • 85% of Quitline participants were satisified with the overall program and 90% were satisfied with the Quitline coaches and counselors. Read the Kansas Tobacco Quitline Outcomes Report Summary.
  • Many Kansans are not aware of the Quitline services. Help us spread the word about this free support. 
  • People who use phone coaching and quit medications are twice as likely to successfully quit.  
  • There are quitting tobacco benefits available for individuals who have KanCare (Medicaid), Medicare and employer-sponsored health insurance. The highly trained Quitline coaches can help you understand the benefits that are available to you. 
  • The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, online and by phone at KSquit.org or 1-800-QUIT-NOW. 
  • The 24/7 Kansas Tobacco Quitline has many customized programs for people who are interested in quitting tobacco or vaping. For more information about the programs, visit Helping People Quit Commercial Tobacco

Tobacco Dependence in Kansas 

Almost one in four (24.6%) Kansas adults (18 years and older) use any tobacco product, defined as conventional cigarettes, e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco.1 Tobacco use is more widespread within certain groups, such as people with a mental health or substance use condition. There are many factors that contribute to tobacco dependence, such as: target marketing, youth access, exposure and health systems not prioritizing tobacco use dependence treatment.    

There are many chronic conditions related to tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. Tobacco use is still one of the leading causes of preventable death, disease and disability in our state.