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Health Department Notes

World No Tobacco Day

Let World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2018 be when you discover that the most empowering tool toward permanently arresting your addiction to smoking or chewing tobacco, is an educated mind. Whether you seek to stop smoking, quit smokeless tobacco or break free from e-cigarettes, the programs listed below will aid in breaking nicotine’s grip upon your life and mind.

There are several successful programs available to assist smokers and other tobacco users in quitting.

• 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) offers free counseling to all tobacco users. Kentuckians who want to stop using tobacco within the next 30 days, or are concerned about a family member or friend’s tobacco use, can call 1-800-QUIT-NOW from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Sunday. If contemplating quitting, log on to www.QuitNowKentucky.org for resources to help you get ready to quit. All cessation services are bilingual.

• Freedom from Smoking is an eight-week program that uses proven activities and tools to help you understand your own relationship with tobacco - and how to say good-bye to smoking for good. If interested in this program, please call for more information.

• www.MyLastDip.com is a website to assist people who use smokeless tobacco in quitting.

Knowledge isn’t just power but a quitting method. The key to lasting freedom is to become more dependency recovery savvy than your addiction is strong. Go ahead and put down those cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products. The next few minutes are all that matter and each is entirely doable. There is only one rule... no nicotine just one day at a time. Never take another puff, dip or chew!

For more information, please call the health department at 873-4541.


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