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March 25, 2002|Washington Post

Free smoking-cessation materials are available from a number of organizations, including:

* Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (800) 358-9295; www.ahcpr.gov/consumer/helpsmok.htm

* American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329; (404) 320-3333

* American Heart Assn., 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; (800) AHA-USA1

* American Lung Assn., 1740 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10019; (212) 315-8700

* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Smoking and Health, (800) 232-1311; http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/

* National Cancer Institute, (800) 4-CANCER; http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/8_13.htm

* U.S. Public Health Service, www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/default.htm (information available in English and Spanish)

For pregnant smokers:

* American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024; (202) 638-5577

* American Legacy Foundation (which has cancer information specialists available 24 hours a day); (866) 66-START.

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