Tobacco Prevention and Quitting

COVID-19, Smoking and Vaping

Scientists are still learning about COVID-19, but we know that smoking weakens the immune system, which makes it harder for your body to fight disease. It also damages the lungs, increasing the risks from infections. 

Smoking, Vaping & COVID-19 Factsheet

Quitting Tobacco or Nicotine

Quitting tobacco (smoking or vaping) is a process. Help is available when you are ready to quit.

Youth under age 18

The My Life, My Quit program is free and confidential. Youth who want to stop using tobacco products, including vapes like JUUL or PuffBar can text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989. Or enroll online.


Call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or enroll online to get help with each step in the quitting process. 

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline provides free services for: 

  • The uninsured
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare
  • Veterans
  • Cancer patients
  • Native Americans

When you enroll, you get: 

  • Special tools
  • A support team of coaches
  • Research-based information
  • A community of others trying to become tobacco free

Expert Coaches Help Overcome Common Barriers like:

  • Dealing with stress
  • Fighting cravings
  • Coping with irritability
  • Controlling weight gain

Telephone Program

The free telephone service allows you to speak to a coach in person. Through the telephone program, you may be eligible to receive a supply of gum, patches, or lozenges. Calls are answered 24/7 in multiple languages and text messaging is also available. Visit the Michigan Tobacco Quitline online services to see success stories and to enroll.

Additional Resources to Help You Quit Smoking

More Information and Resources