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QUIT NOW Kentucky

Starting October 1, residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties are eligible to receive two weeks of free nicotine patches when they enroll in the Quit Line.

Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Quit Now Kentucky features proactive telephone coaching, web-based services, and text messaging.

Kentuckians who want to stop using tobacco or are concerned about a family member or friend’s tobacco use can call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST Monday through Sunday or log on to http://www.QuitNowKentucky.org for resources to prepare to quit.

Quit Now Kentucky offers:

Does it work?
TIPS from Former Smokers
Find help quitting on Facebook
Benefits of nicotine replacement therapy
Other ways to quit


Does it work?
YES. Participants who use Quit Now Kentucky will receive one intake call, a quit kit, up to five scheduled coaching calls (nine for pregnant smokers), and unlimited inbound calls as part of their quit attempt. Quit Now Kentucky serves all Kentuckians 15 years of age and older.


TIPS from Former SmokersA Tip from a Former Smoker: Record your voice for your loved ones while you still can.
Terrie is one of several people who share their stories as part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's national tobacco education campaign, Tips From Former Smokers. Look/listen for TIPS ads in late September/October on local TV, radio and websites. All of the people featured in the campaign hope their stories will help other smokers quit. As one participant put it, "Make a list. Put the people you love at the top. Put down your eyes, your legs, your kidneys, and your heart. Now cross off all the things you're OK with losing because you'd rather smoke."

Find help quitting on Facebook Find us on Facebook logo
The Health Department's smoking cessation program has launched a Facebook page. From the page, you can learn more about the health benefits of smoke-free air and resources to help you quit smoking. - See more at: http://www.nkyhealth.org/Smoking-Cessation-Resources.aspx#sthash.QGrwlNu2.dpuf

Find us on Facebook logoFind help quitting on Facebook
The Health Department's smoking cessation program has a Facebook page. From the page, you can learn more about the health benefits of smoke-free air and resources to help you quit smoking.
               
Benefits of nicotine replacement therapy

Studies have shown that people who use medications to quit smoking are more than twice as likely to quit smoking than people who do not use medications to help them quit.  

Stop smoking method Percent of people smoke-free
after 6 months
Chantix® 33%
Nicotine patch 27%
Cold turkey 14%

Other benefts

Safety of nicotine patches


Difference between cigarettes and nicotine replacement products


Other ways to quit
Veterans:  http://smokefreevets.org/
Women: http://women.smokefree.gov/quit-smoking.aspx
Teens: http://teen.smokefree.gov/
Text messaging:  http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt