Quitting Smoking Starts with One Day

The Great American Smokeout was Thursday, November 15.  It’s a great day to make a plan to stop smoking, but it’s not too late.

On the day of your choice, you can join thousands of Americans who decide to stop smoking for one day and then continue their journey to a smoke-free life.

Among American adult smokers, nearly two out of three want to quit and almost half have made an attempt to quit in the past year, according to the Center for Disease Control.  It’s not easy, but it is doable….with help.

That’s what the Great American Smokeout sponsored by the American Cancer Society is all about—getting you the help you need to quit smoking, vaping, and chewing tobacco—for good!!

See this link for tips from former smokers https://www.cdc.gov/tips.

You can also call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

In Illinois, special help is available.

Illinois Tobacco Quitline

Just click the links below for more info

Or you can call the tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937).

The hotline is staffed seven days a week from 7 am to 11 pm with nurses, counselors, and smoking cessation specialists who can help you make a promise to yourself to quit smoking and access the resources you need to keep that promise.

Lewis and Clark Community College is proud to have participated in the Great American Smokeout. We encourage our staff, faculty, students, and our partners to commit or recommit to healthy, tobacco-free lives.

The Family Health Clinic is here to support you in your efforts to lead a long, healthy tobacco-free life. We have support resources and pharmaceutical resources to assist you to kick this habit for good.

Call the Family Health Clinic at 618-468-6800 or come by Fobes 1525 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to access our services.



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