Thursday, January 1, 2009

Smokers, quit with coach's help

Free service guides process By Rachel Stults • THE TENNESSEAN • January 1, 2009 Tennessee smokers who have made the New Year's resolution to quit could get some help just by picking up the phone. State health experts are urging smokers to call the Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine, a free stop smoking coaching service available to all adult state residents, at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. The Tennessee Tobacco QuitLine offers personalized support connecting smokers with trained coaches to guide them through the quitting process. Callers will receive ongoing help through scheduled calls with a quit coach personally assigned to them. The service is free and available in both English and Spanish. The service is also available for the deaf and hearing impaired at TTY: 1-877-559-3816. QuitLine callers also have free access to relapse prevention techniques, printed resource materials, information on nicotine replacement therapies and other services to help with quitting.

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