As the year draws to a close, many people may already be establishing their new year’s resolutions. If giving up tobacco is on your 2018 to-do-list, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is a good resource to utilize.
The free, phone-based counseling service can assist a variety of tobacco users including expectant mothers, former smokers seeking relapse prevention and tobacco users in any stage of readiness to quit. The telephone service can also assist friends and relatives of tobacco users who wish to offer support to their loved ones.
When someone calls into the service, a trained Quit Coach will provide an assessment of readiness to quit, a customized quit plan, motivation and problem-solving advice and up-to-date information about nicotine replacement therapy. They can also send a ‘Quit Kit’ which will include materials tailored for your needs and referrals to cessation services offered by local resources or health plans.
Quitline reports that it can take an average of 7 to 11 attempts for many smokers to quit completely. They advise people not to get discouraged by that statistic since Quitline coaches have helped hundreds of people in your very same situation. Staff members are trained to deal with individuals who utilize all forms of tobacco products including pipes, cigars, e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
To speak with a trained Quit Coach today call 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669).