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Materials and resources to encourage limiting exposure to smoke and quitting smoking for better health.

Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking Handout:

Khmer/English | Vietnamese/English

4 page PDF handout with information about quitting smoking and the related motivations and benefits for health, finances, family and friends. Includes information about what, when and how the body begins to heal once a person quits smoking, as well as mention of a number of quit aid options. Authored by Harborview Medical Center and the Patient Education Institute, as part of a patient education series of tutorials and handouts about lung cancer.

Quitting Smoking Can Help You Recover From Cancer

Amharic/English     Khmer/English     Spanish/English     Tigrinya/English     Vietnamese/English

PDF handout describes 5 ways that quitting smoking can help in cancer recovery.


Get Help With Quitting Smoking

Amharic/English     Khmer/English     Spanish/English      Tigrinya/English     Vietnamese/English

PDF handout with information about quitlines - what a quitline is and contact information for different language lines. Handout is geared to cancer survivors, but contains information useful to a general audience.

Related Websites

Asian Quitline
The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Against Tobacco (APICAT) is partnering with the California Smokers' Helpline to offer Asian-language Quitline services to Washington State. Telephone counseling services available in Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin), Korean, and Vietnamese languages.

International Community Health Services
"Benefits of Quitting" smoking cessation handouts available from the International Community Health Services (Seattle WA) in Chinese, English, Korean, Russian, Somali, Tagalog and Vietnamese languages.  Find these in the Health Education and Advocacy page.

Healthy Roads Media
"Kick the Smoking Habit!" multimedia modules and handouts in Bosnian, English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish languages.  There may be nominal cost for materials to offset printing.

Find information in multiple languages about smoking and quitting smoking.  On the Health Information in Multiple Languages page, you can browse health information by language or by topic.  

HealthReach (formerly RHIN Refugee Health Information Network)
Database with links to sources of information in multiple languages about smoking cessation and many other health topics.  Quit smoking handouts in 15 languages.


Shisha/Hookah Smoking

Information about hookah smoking - what it is, educational materials and resources for more information.

Hookah Smoking: Get the Facts

Hookah smoking is a growing problem in many places.  This brochure addresses common questions about hookah smoking, addictive and health risks, and resources for more information

English            Amharic           Somali                   


Related Resources 

Public Health Seattle King County: Hookah Smoking 

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network:  Waterpipes (Hookahs)