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South Side Thrive

A network of partners in the South Side of Columbus working to holistically improve quality of life for residents. Their website has helpful information and resources for finding healthcare and insurance, healthy eating, resilience, mental and physical wellness, and managing chronic conditions. Use their Resource Map to locate resources like food, childcare, healthcare, legal help, and more in the South Side. Go online to contact the organization.

Become an Ex

Receive a personalized quit plan, get expert advice from the Mayo Clinic, and be a part of a supportive community of other quitters. Visit the website to find resources and toolkits about quitting and how to help someone else quit.

Columbus Public Health (CPH) Resource Lists

These neighborhood resource lists are extremely helpful in finding resources near you. They provide detailed listings of free and low cost health care, vision care, dental care, prescription help, food pantries, transportation, job help, transportation, pregnancy resources and much more. They are updated frequently and reviewed by the Columbus Public Health social work team. Please note that CPH does not provide direct monetary assistance, but these lists are helpful in finding community agencies that do provide this assistance.

240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417
Columbus Public Health Neighborhood Social Work Helpline: (614) 645-6807

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Youth Tobacco Cessation Resources for Providers

Find resources online such as the Surgeon General’s most recent report, tools to help patients quit smoking, behavioral supports, nicotine replacement recommendations and patient case studies.
345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, Illinois 60143
(800) 433-9016
One-Page Fact Sheet for Clinicians: Advice for Pediatricians
AAP Cessation Resources:

Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program at Columbus Public Health

Free Smoking/Vaping Cessation program for pregnant mothers. Pregnant moms must be less than 36 weeks gestation to enroll. Attend four prenatal sessions and six post-partum sessions. Earn up to $400 in gift cards for diapers and baby wipes by staying smoke/vape-free. A household partner may also enroll if smoking/vaping and will also receive gift card incentives for staying smoke/vape-free. Call for details.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2135

Breathing Association

Offers asthma management for services children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic and a mobile medical unit. Their free Lung Health Clinic is for those who do not have insurance or cannot afford medical care. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, water assistance program, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy. They provide vacuum cleaners and mattress and pillow covers for those in need. Their Quit for Good program provides free weekly tobacco cessation classes, facilitated by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and ongoing support for 12 months.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 457-2997
Mobile Medical Unit: (614) 273-2843
Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP):
Winter Crisis Program (Nov-Mar):
Summer Crisis Program (electric utility assistance):
Main Website:

Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) Beat the Pack Smoking Cessation Program

A free 6-week smoking cessation program. These sessions are open to anyone who wants to quit smoking. Participants do not have to be a patient of Central Ohio Primary Primary Care to attend the sessions. You can sign-up on their website or call to learn more.

  • 5202 Bethel Reed Park, Columbus, Ohio 43220
  • 655 Africa Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082

(614) 565-1870

My Life, My Quit

A tailored tobacco cessation program for youth under age 18 who want to stop using tobacco products, especially vaping and electronic cigarettes. They offer education materials and trained coaches who will listen and help teens navigate social situations while finding healthy ways to cope with stress, by leading them through five sessions by phone, live texting or chat (enroll online for chat services).
Text ‘Start My Quit’ to 36072

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Substance Use Treatment & Recovery Program (STAR)

Helps teens and young adults with substance use (also called drug use) disorders. People ages 12 to 25 can receive outpatient care at the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Program (formerly called Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction). This program, located in the Livingston Ambulatory Center, is part of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The STAR team works together with the patient and family to figure out the best plan for treatment. They also work with community partners to provide medical, mental and behavioral health care for every patient. Their tobacco cessation services help teens quit e-cigs, vaping and smoking.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-8614

Nemours Teens Health

This website has a lot of information for teens that covers various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use, body image and much more. There is also information for parents and educators.

Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)

A 12-step program offering support to those who want to quit cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. People can go online to search for local meetings in their community, in the form of group meetings and even meetings over the telephone or on the internet.
National: (877) 879-6422
Local: (740) 343-5438

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

Free telephone counseling available to all Ohio residents interested in quitting smoking or the use of other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. Participants can choose from phone and/or online programs; and may be eligible for 2 or more weeks of free nicotine gum, patches, or medication. Their website also has health information, resources for quitting, and how to be a supportive family member or friend to someone quitting.
Quit Line: (800) 784-8669

Smokefree Teen

Helps teens take control of their health. Smokefree TXT is a free texting service designed to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help teens ages 13-17 stop smoking for good. QuitSTART is a free smartphone app (Apple Store and Google Play) that helps with creating a personalized quit kit, track quitting progress, and provide healthy ways to manage smoking triggers. Visit their website for more information, which also includes live, online chat support, vaping information, tools to handle hard times and much more.

Offers free text messaging programs that give 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smoke-free and being healthier (like building skills for healthier eating, physical activity and weight management). Get help from an expert on ways to stop smoking and find a strategy to fit your individual needs (pregnant women, teens, veterans and Spanish speakers).
Text ‘CRAVE,’ ‘MOOD’ or ‘SLIP’ to 47848

  • Text CRAVE if you need help beating a craving
  • Text MOOD if you need an emotional boost
  • Text SLIP if you need help getting back on track after you smoke

This is Quitting Truth Initiative

A free texting program to help teens and young adults quit vaping. To enroll, text ‘DITCHVAPE’ to 88709 to receive motivation, inspiration, and encouraging messages to quit vaping. Teens may also text ‘COPE,’ ‘STRESS,’ ‘SLIP,’ or ‘MORE’ for instant messages. Parents can text ‘QUIT’ to 847-278-9715 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.
900 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 454-5555

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