Are you ready to be tobacco free?

Nearly one in four people in Franklin County use tobacco.

If you're one of them, we'd like to help you quit.

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The Community Cessation Initiative is a free program available to all Franklin County adults (18 and older) who use tobacco products. When you enroll in the program, we'll connect you with the help and support you need to stop using tobacco.
All you have to do is complete the short form below. You'll get a call within 72 hours from a Franklin County Public Health staff member, who will ask you a few simple questions before referring you to a service provider most appropriate for you. The service provider will give you the information, counseling and encouragement you need to stop using tobacco.
Regardless of insurance coverage, all individual and group counseling services are free of charge.
There are so many reasons to quit smoking. What's yours?

Aside from cigarettes,
what is considered a tobacco product?

From hookah and vaping, to Black-and-Mild cigars and snuff, tobacco and its deadly chemical, nicotine, come in several forms.



More ways to sign up

If you don't want to sign up online, you can call 833-224-7848 or email


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The Community Cessation Initiative (CCI) is a multi-year program funded by the Ohio Department of Health th help adults in Franklin County quit using tobacco. In coordination with several organizations in central Ohio, CCI provides tobacco users with free individual or group counseling, as well as nicotine therapy, follow-up support and relapse treatment.


Central Ohio Hospital Council
Charitable Pharmacy
Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Community Development for All People
Community Housing Network
Equitas Health
Faith Mission
Franklin County Job & Family Services
HandsOn Central Ohio

Heart of Ohio Family Health Centers
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades – District Council 6
Lutheran Social Services Network of Hope
Mount Carmel Retail Pharmacy
National Church Residences
OSU Total Health and Wellness
Physicians CareConnection Central Ohio

Primary One Health
Resident Resources Network (RRN)
The Breathing Association
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
The PEER Center
Trio Pharmacy
Urban Strategies, Inc.
YMCA of Central Ohio