Breathe DC

Tobacco Cessation Programs

Are you ready to QUIT smoking?

Are you a smoker trying to quit?
Breathe DC helps smokers kick the habit. We target our cessation services to reach the people and communities with the most need. Our classes are free and open to all. To find a cessation class near you, contact us here or call 202-574-6789.

Helping People in Need—Smokers and Non-Smokers
About 1 in 6 black adults in the United States smokes cigarettes (17.5%).  In the District, about 1 in 3 black adults is a smoker (26%).  Cigarettes put smokers at risk for heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are among the leading causes of death for blacks in the United States.  People who breathe secondhand smoke are at risk for many of the same sicknesses and diseases, even though they do not smoke.

Are you ready to quit? We’re here to help.
Breathe DC cessation classes equip you with the tools you need to succeed at quitting. You’ll learn about tobacco addiction, how to identify and control the triggers that make you crave tobacco, and map out a personal plan to quit. If you’re ready, let’s get started. Call 202-574-6789 or contact us here.

FREE help and resources to quit are available from the DC Quitline. Call 1-800-QUIT NOW

FREE Resource: Get the QuitGuide Mobile App

QuitGuide is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smokefree. New to QuitGuide in 2016 is the ability to track cravings by time of day and location. Get inspirational messages for each craving you track, which keep you focused and motivated on your smokefree journey.

QuitGuide helps you:

  • Track craving and slips by times of day and location
  • Track your mood and smoking triggers
  • Stay motivated with inspirational messages
  • Identify your reasons for quitting
  • Get tips and distractions for dealing with cravings and bad moods
  • Monitor your progress toward achieving smokefree milestones
  • Create journal entries

Get the app:

Download our cessation brochure

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A Tip from a Former Smoker: I quit so I could see my daughter turn 17.