Tobacco Quitline Cuts Services

by Jenny Novac on July 29, 2013

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Beginning from this week, the Tobacco Quitline will considerably reduce services. Thus it will not provide anymore a full, free support for people who want to quit smoking or using tobacco.

Up to Thursday, Americans  can use the next telephone number for info and free support: 800-QUIT-NOW and 855-DEJELO-YA in Spanish. The quitline provides free support and gives people a personal quit smoking plan, a quit kit and recommendations to local resources. Those who want to quit smoking can receive nicotine patches or gum .

Main reason why state cuts services is because state funding for the Tobacco Quitline and support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will expire at the end of July.

Unfortunatley, state expects less money from the CDC which will provide them in August. These money will only cover a single call and are not meant for nicotine patches and gums.

If you want to quit smoking and forget aboutcigarettes forever, visit official website of Department of Health Quitline.

Some insurance plans provide coverage on quitting smoking. Thus the Affordable Care Act say that all new health insurance plans in the state starting from 2014 will obligatory cover help on quitting smoking. This coverage will differ by plan, thus companies providing insurance must be contacted to authenticate coverage.

In Washington, each year thousands of individuals get smoking-related diseases. Quitting smoking reduces risks for stroke, heart attack, lung cancer, chronic lung disease and other cancers.

Tobacco Quitline has been an important part of Washington’s tobacco control and prevention program. It was opened in 2000 and since then more than 147,000 individuals have got help. In present there are much more former smokers in Washington than there are current smokers.

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