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Lung HelpLine & Tobacco QuitLine

You Ask. We Answer.

Talk to our experts at the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine and Tobacco QuitLine. Our service is free and we are here to help you.

Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m. CT
Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
*After hours leave a message and we will respond the next business day.

Our Staff

Experienced and knowledgeable registered nurses, registered and certified respiratory therapists, a pharmacist and counselors who have certifications including Tobacco Treatment Specialist, COPD Educator, Asthma Educator and Oncology Patient Navigator are ready to assist with your lung health questions. We also have bilingual Spanish speaking staff along with a live language interpretation service for over 250 languages.

Areas of Expertise

We can educate, coach and counsel on a range of lung health and disease topics, and connect you to local and online education systems, support groups, healthcare centers, providers and medical equipment resources based on your individual needs. Some of our areas of expertise include:

  • Lung health education
  • Smoking and tobacco cessation
  • Respiratory therapy and pulmonary testing
  • Respiratory nursing
  • Respiratory home care
  • Lung diseases
  • Neonatal, pediatric, and adult respiratory intensive care
  • Medication counseling
  • Patient advocacy
  • Physician search

Common Questions and Topics

Our counselors have a wide-range of experience in the healthcare industry, and it's our mission to provide thorough answers to all of your lung-health related questions. Here are a few examples of concerns we are often asked about:

  • Quitting smoking and tobacco
  • Managing asthma and allergies
  • Financial aid and medical equipment
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Dealing with secondhand smoke
  • Air quality issues
  • Alpha 1 and emphysema
  • Lung diseases such as COPD, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and tuberculosis

Assisting with Corporate/Workplace Tobacco Cessation

We also assist employers help their employees quit smoking. The Freedom From Smoking® Corporate Telephonic Program offers one-on-one specialized professional telephone counseling through the Lung HelpLine. We've helped corporations, the military, hospitals and other organizations to help the individuals they serve become smokefree for life. Learn more about the corporate program.

Where to Get Help Paying for Medical Treatment

Visit our Financial Assistance Program page for more information.

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