MRSA is a bacteria found of the skin of many people. It can cause infections in some people, and can be difficult to treat.
Four weeks of FREE patches for residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties when you call 1-800 QUIT NOW.
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:
Want to help those in your organization quit? Hang these posters to promote the quit line.
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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 Smokers
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
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.
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Safety of nicotine patches
Difference between cigarettes and nicotine replacement products
Other ways to quit
Text messaging: http://smokefree.gov/smokefreetxt