Because tobacco products are highly addictive, most tobacco users make several quit attempts before they are successful. However, there are proven resources available to help tobacco users quit. Quitters are most successful when using a combination of therapies, including resources such as nicotine replacement, counseling, self-help materials, and a strong support network of family and friends.
“Help is available and we encourage people to celebrate July 4th by declaring their freedom from tobacco use or encouraging the tobacco users in their life to quit. Talk to your health care provider or call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline today,” stated Richard Thoune, RS, MS, MPH, Health Officer, Jackson County Health Department.
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline is an evidence-based service that continues to provide free telephone coaching for the uninsured, pregnant women, residents enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare, veterans, cancer patients, and American Indians. The Quitline provides services including materials, text messaging, an online program, and referral to all Michigan residents. Individuals can call the Quitline directly at 1-800-784-8669, or enroll online at https://michigan.quitlogix.org/.