Text Message Programs

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Studies indicate that text messaging could be an effective tool in helping smokers quit, especially when used as part of a comprehensive smoking cessation program. For those who are trying to quit smoking, visit smokefree.gov.


  • Designed for adults and young adults who are quitting smoking
  • Provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help people quit smoking and stay quit
  • Sends 2-5 text messages per day
  • Text START to 47848
  • En Español: Envíe un mensaje de texto ESP al 47848


  • Helps pregnant women quit smoking
  • Provides 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement
  • Text MOM to 222888


  • SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging service for military Veterans who receive their health care through VA
  • Text VET to 47848
  • En Español: Envíe un mensaje de texto VETESP al 47848