Quit Smoking Support

Quitting smoking is difficult, especially if you’re trying to do it alone. Want some support? There are many sources, both online and in person, where you can connect with others who are struggling with the same task. Check out these resources for education or support to help you quit and stay quit.

In-Person Counseling

  • Goucher College Counseling Center
    • 410-337-6481
    • Free!
    • Offer short-term counseling interventions
    • Can refer you to local, long-term support
    • Assess every student requesting to be seen (even if there is a “waitlist”)
      • They can usually see you within 7 to 12 days if it’s not a crisis/emergency
  • Goucher College Peer Listening Program
    • 443-632-7799
    • Offers night-of meeting with a peer trained in reflective listening strategy and knowledge of available resources
    • Peer Listeners on call every night from 7pm-2pm
    • Peer Listeners are NOT trained counselors
  • Towson University Counseling Center Referral Search
    • http://towsoncc.rints.com/search.cfm
    • Provides referrals to local counselors for a variety of issues
    • Lots of options by which to filter
    • Able to search for low-cost or sliding scale

Telephone Counseling

  • Maryland Quit Line
    • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
    • smokingstopshere.com
    • Free!
    • Offers brief, single, and multi-session telephone counseling
    • Provides referrals for longer-term or in-person support
    • English, Spanish, other languages via an interpreter
    • 8% quit rate


Online Support (All free sources!)

  • Stop Smoking Center
    • Forums to discuss journeys and challenges and receive support
    • Includes a forum for Spanish speakers
    • Tips and help from other smoking quitters
    • Includes support for tobacco chewers



Hear other quitters’ stories, and get tips from quitters going through the process.

Why Quit


See our general resources, withdrawal management, and alternative coping strategies pages for self-help strategies.

Resources compiled by students in PSY 338: Health Psychology.