So What Can I Do?

Look, you get it. Tobacco kills people. LGBT people. And you're not going to be one of them. Or let the people you love be one of them. So here's your boot camp.

Know What Tobacco Does

Tobacco affects all kinds of parts of your body. Yes, it might kill you by destroying your lungs. Did you know it could kill you by... destroying your throat? Your kidneys? Your colon? Your cervix? Yeah, tobacco companies are trying to get into more parts of your body than the Tea Party*.

Know That Quitting Helps

So you might be thinking (or someone you love might say), the damage is done. Not true. As soon as 20 minutes after you quit (Twenty minutes! That's like half an episode of Orange is the New Black) your body is healing. It doesn't stop there. Keep quit, and your body keeps on healing. Take a look:

Know That You're Not Alone

We're here. And we're not going anywhere. We want to see an LGBT community that is proud, free, healthy, and well. But that's not all. There's more help out there. A lot of it is free. So check out these three kinds of tools you can use to get quit!

Michigan Quit Line

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
  • 1-855-DEJELO-YA  (1-855-335356-92)
  • 1-877-777-6534 (TTS)

Appointments can be made 24 hours/day https://michigan.quitlogix.org

Quitline counselors have been trained on HIV, LGBTQ and other cultural sensitivity issues

Groups 

 Red Project Smoking Cessation Group Specific to those living with HIV. Contact fonda@redproject.org or call (616)456-9063

Thinking About Quitting Class at Grand Rapids Pride Center Specific to the LGBTQ community & those living with HIV. Call (616)458-3511 for more   information

Freedom From Smoking Clinics at Mercy Health Registration is free but required to attend. Space is limited. Please contact clinic facilitator Maria Alvarez deLopez & Alicia Martinez via 616.685.3359 or alvarmar@mercyhealth.com  to reserve your seat at the clinic. La clase se dara en español.

Online Quitting

It's all about community, right? We've all done something stupid because our friends dragged us into it. Now, online communities are here to help you do something smart, for a change.

Next, Join The Revolution

One last step. So you quit. So you got your partner to quit. We need help to continue spreading the word about LGBT people wrecking the system and beating tobacco. Use this form to tell us your story, and help us get the whole Family off tobacco. For good.

 

 

 

There's An App For That

Check out these free apps to help you quit smoking!

My Quit Buddy on iTunes / Android Helpful tips and distractions to overcome cravings and tracking systems.

My Quit Buddy on iTunes / Android

Helpful tips and distractions to overcome cravings and tracking systems.

Smoke Free on iTunes / Android  With features telling you how much money you saved, cravings resisted, and health regained, you can see your progress improve over time.

Smoke Free on iTunes / Android 

With features telling you how much money you saved, cravings resisted, and health regained, you can see your progress improve over time.

Get Rich or Die Smoking on Android  Get Rich or Die Smoking is another money-for-motivation app that tracks the money you save quitting and lets you know what you can now afford.

Get Rich or Die Smoking on Android 

Get Rich or Die Smoking is another money-for-motivation app that tracks the money you save quitting and lets you know what you can now afford.

Quit It Lite on iTunes For some, knowing the direct impact of quitting smoking can keep the temptation from returning. This app gives you all the details.

Quit It Lite on iTunes

For some, knowing the direct impact of quitting smoking can keep the temptation from returning. This app gives you all the details.

QuitNow! on iTunes / Android With over 2 million successful quitters and 44 language options, you’ll find an inspiring community here.

QuitNow! on iTunesAndroid

With over 2 million successful quitters and 44 language options, you’ll find an inspiring community here.

4. Kwit on iTunes / Android Why not have a little fun while you quit? Kwit tracks your smoke-free stats like money saved, cigarettes not smoked, and days progressed. 

4. Kwit on iTunes / Android

Why not have a little fun while you quit? Kwit tracks your smoke-free stats like money saved, cigarettes not smoked, and days progressed. 

LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach on iTunes  When times get tough, you can set reminders, goals, and even personal motivations to keep going.

LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach on iTunes 

When times get tough, you can set reminders, goals, and even personal motivations to keep going.

Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation on Android This app helps bring a community together to strive toward the same goal.

Quit Smoking: Cessation Nation on Android

This app helps bring a community together to strive toward the same goal.