Maine Tobacco HelpLine
Our Approach to Treatment
Are you struggling to quit smoking? Or, perhaps you’ve tried to quit before but with no luck. You’re not alone. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine is a statewide initiative committed to helping Maine residents quit tobacco. Coaching by certified tobacco treatment specialists is free.
We know how hard -- and important -- it is to quit for both your health and the health of your family. Smoking doesn't just hurt the tobacco user's health in multiple ways. Secondhand smoke also leads to asthma and other health problems for the loved ones of smokers. Adult smokers are not the role models they want and need to be for their children.
Quitting Tobacco is a Phone Call Away
The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence conducts more than 15,000 counseling sessions per year. Just call 1-800-207-1230. The Maine Tobacco HelpLine is open every day, including weekends, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
What is the Maine Tobacco HelpLine?
The Maine Tobacco HelpLine has helped more than 100,000 people since it started in 2001. Supported by the Partnership for a Tobacco-Free Maine, the Maine Tobacco HelpLine is a state-funded resource that is free to all Maine residents and managed by the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence.
How it Works
Just call 1-800-207-1230 for an assessment. The 20-minute intake will enable our certified counselors recommend a treatment plan that is right for you. Clients can receive:
Single-call counseling: A tobacco treatment specialist counsels the client on creating goals for quitting smoking and tobacco products.
Multi-call counseling: A tobacco treatment specialist works with the client over a six- to eight-week period. There are a total of four phone calls during which the client sets a quit date. Sessions help with motivation and provide counseling about tobacco dependence.
Free medication: With the single- or multi-call counseling services, free medication also may be provided to help reduce cravings to smoke and use tobacco products. The medication may be a nicotine patch, gum or lozenges. Clients pick up the medication for free at their local drug store after their first phone counseling session with the tobacco treatment specialist.