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DHMHBlog : Start Your Smoke-Free Life!

Start Your Smoke-Free Life!
 
The New Year is a perfect time to prepare for new and healthier beginnings.  Many smokers use the New Year’s holiday as motivation to quit.  If you’re one of them, it may be the most important resolution you ever make, and we can help you succeed!
 
There is no better time to quit than now, and the free Maryland Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW, can help you create a plan that works just for you.  Quit coaches are available to talk to you "live" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Many coaches are former smokers themselves, so they understand exactly what you are going through.
 
The Quitline is not one-size-fits-all; the Quit Coaches will listen to you to find out what has worked for you in the past - or what hasn't - so you can develop a plan together that will make you tobacco-free in the New Year.  Also, while supplies last, the Quitline can send you Nicotine Replacement Therapy - the patch or gum - right to your house, for free!  People who try to quit smoking using a quitline succeed about seven times more often than those who try to quit on their own.
 
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) today, or visit www.SmokingStopsHere.com for more information.  Also, just in time for New Year’s resolutions to give up smoking, DHMH’s Center for Tobacco Use Prevention and Control is offering a free webinar, “Preparing to Quit” to offer quit tips to state employees and other Marylanders trying to quit.  The webinar will be held on Thursday, December 20th at noon.  Learn more about the webinar here, or register at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/447046954.
 
Join the webinar for yourself or a loved one to learn about the many FREE services available through the Maryland Tobacco Quitline, including the new web based program, Web Coach, and text support program, Text2Quit.
 
Make 2013 your year to quit!