Two free resources to help people quit smoking are available from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (UW-CTRI), part of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. These include the:
- Withdraw from Tobacco Study: Adults age 21 and older who smoke cigarettes and live in the Madison or Milwaukee areas can participate in a research study to test a medication to quit smoking. Participants receive free medication and coaching on how to quit. They’ll get up to $280 for their time, effort, and contributions to science. Sign up here or call 866-363-2447.
- Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line: This free resource is available statewide, offering free coaching 24/7 to any Wisconsin resident age 13 and older. Free medication is available to adult callers. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669), or text READY to 200-400 or click here.
UW-CTRI has served approximately 300,000 patients via research studies and outreach programs and led the development of the US Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guidelines, translated into several languages and used by clinicians and smokers across the globe. UW-CTRI has published more than 500 research articles and trained more than 10,000 Wisconsin clinicians. For more information, click here.