Archive for Thursday, December 29, 2011

Resolving to quit tobacco? Free program helps Kansas residents

December 29, 2011, 1:36 p.m.

Updated: February 15, 2012, 12:00 a.m.

With the new year fast approaching many people are resolving to quit tobacco use, and the Johnson County Health Department is encouraging them to get help.

The Kansas Tobacco Quitline offers free help and support for Kansas residents. Enrollment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week online at QuitNow.net/Kansas or by phone at 800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

A counselor works with participants during emails, live chats or one-on-one phone calls to prepare for a quit date and create a plan to fight cravings and face other challenges. Follow-up communication is arranged around participants’ schedules.

“Quitting tobacco is challenging and often takes several tries, but getting support increases your chances of success,” Johnson County Health Department director Lougene Marsh said in a news release. “The Kansas Tobacco Quitline provides free one-on-one support.”

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