Lena Dibble is with the Utah Department of Health and highlighted the resources available.
The TRUTH is…you can quit tobacco! Here are some FREE resources to get you started.
What is the Quit Line?
The Utah Tobacco Quit line is a free telephone-based support service whose sole purpose is to help you quit using tobacco. Research shows telephone counseling is one of the most effective ways to help people quit smoking or chewing tobacco. The Quit Line is designed to fit your lifestyle and your schedule. You don’t have to make an appointment, hire childcare, or find transportation. And it’s not just for “hardcore” addicts. We’re here to help anyone.
What happens when I call?
The Quit Line will offer you as much, or as little help as you’d like. You can simply call for tips on how to quit or on how to help a loved one quit. If you choose, you will be connected with a Quit Coach, a trained professional who will help you develop a personalized quit plan and help you through the quitting process. When you call you can:
• Receive up to five individual sessions with a Quit Coach
• Ask for a Quit Kit, including information about local resources
• Explore options for medications
• Get support and encouragement through tough cravings
When can I call?
The Quit Line is available Monday through Sunday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Quit Line services are available in English and Spanish, and translation is available into more than a hundred other languages. All services are free and completely confidential. For more information about the Utah Tobacco Quit Line, go to:
English: 1.888.567.TRUTH (8788)
What is QuitNet?
QuitNet is the world’s largest online community of ex-smokers and smokers who are trying to quit and stay quit. Thousands access QuitNet daily to help them in their battle against tobacco. On QuitNet you can read member’s success stories, get tips from them, and learn how to stay motivated. When you become a member of QuitNet you receive a personal Quit Page, a Q-mail account, and can use our countless other automated tools to keep you on track.
What makes QuitNet so effective?
You can access QuitNet anywhere, at anytime, for any length of time, and it’s completely free. QuitNet is convenient and easy to use. Most importantly, it acts as your constant cheerleader encouraging you to take control of your health once and for all. On QuitNet you’ll find:
• A thriving community of online forums with 1,000s of posts everyday
• Smoking cessation tips and answers to frequently asked questions
• Interaction with experts
• Access to medication guides
• Dozens of interactive tools to help you reach your goal
For more information on services available to help people quit their tobacco use, visit www.tobaccofreeutah.org