A matter of life and breath

The Great American Smokeout was Thursday, Nov. 19. For 45 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year. The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives — not just for a day, but year round. You can go to www.cancer.org/smokeout to learn more about the day.

If you use tobacco or e-cigarettes, there is free help for you, and it’s only a phone call away. You can call 1-800-quitnow (1-800-784-8669) to talk to a trained quit coach to get the free help if you use any form of tobacco, cigarettes, cigars, chew and also e-cigarettes starting at the age of 13. And you can ask them about the free 2 week supply of patches or gum.

Also, Quit Now Indiana offers two services: Web Coach and Text2Quit. These user-friendly features are designed to give you the support needed throughout the quitting process. Web Coach and Text2Quit will empower you to take control of your tobacco addiction and successfully quit for life. You can enroll now at www.quitnowIndiana.com.

Your professional Quit Coach will help you quit at your own pace. No lectures. No pressure. Call 1.800.Quit.Now (1-800-784-8669) No judgments. Just free compassionate help. It is a matter of life and breath.

Rita Ward

Tobacco Free Gibson County


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