Quit Medications

One of the reasons quitting tobacco is so difficult is because nicotine is highly addictive. When you quit tobacco, it’s normal for your body to go through withdrawal symptoms that make you feel anxious, stressed, or sad. These symptoms are normal and temporary, but they can still be uncomfortable.

There are many quit medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help manage these symptoms. Not everyone chooses to use quit medications but research shows they can double or triple your chances of quitting for good.


Most people find added relief by combining medications, such as the nicotine patch paired with nicotine gum or nicotine lozenges. The Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline gives you the choice of combining medications and will help you understand your options. It’s also important to speak with your doctor before your quit date to decide what is best for you.

Hawai‘i Tobacco Quitline Coaching Support

Research shows people who use Quitline coaching services are more likely to be successful than people who choose online only options or try to quit on their own. By choosing a program that includes coaching, you’re one step closer to success.

Throughout your time with the Quitline, your quit coach will contact you 5 times to check in. These calls can be used to discuss your quit plan, possible triggers, milestones, and slip ups. While every plan is customized, most calls last about 15-20 minutes and are scheduled every 1-2 weeks. You will also receive technology-based coaching support including email, text, and chat.

Our Quitline coaches are among the most experienced in the country. Every coach has a college degree or equivalent clinical experience and has completed thorough training. They are supportive, caring, and nonjudgmental. Their  goal is to help you succeed in quitting!

Online Support

Once you enroll in the Quitline, you gain access to a supportive online community. This community is made up of people who are also trying to quit tobacco, have already quit successfully, or have a loved one who uses tobacco. The Quitline offers online forums and a comprehensive library of information to provide you support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We provide the right mix of support.

Combined coaching and quit medications gives you the best chance of quitting. We offer those resources plus direction in developing a quit plan that will help you meet challenges along the way. The Quitline also helps you draw on support from ohana, friends, and an online community that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We have caring quit coaches.

Our coaches are among the most skilled and knowledgeable in the country. They are caring, nonjudgmental, and committed to helping you!

We know how to support all people.

No matter your personal story, the Quitline can help. We work with women who are pregnant, teens, and people with behavioral health concerns. We also work with the LGBTQ community, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos. We have interpreters to assist coaches in providing counseling in 254 different languages.

We’re operated by the nation’s leading respiratory hospital.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the United States. Our organization is known for its expertise in preventing and treating life-threatening and chronic diseases.