Quit Smoking Now
If you or a loved one want to quit smoking, vaping, or using tobacco or nicotine products, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health can help. Its campaign, Take the First Step, gives information about 1-800-QUIT-NOW, the Massachusetts’ Quitline for tobacco/nicotine, encouraging you to call for FREE support or to connect online at mass.gov/quitting.
When you’re ready to take the first step to quit nicotine, 1-800-QUIT-NOW will connect you to a FREE coach who is ready to support you. They’ll help you develop a quit plan that works for you, identify triggers, plan out your day without nicotine and manage withdrawals. In addition, 1-800-QUIT-NOW has a dedicated Spanish line (1-855-DÉJELO-YA) and interpreter services available for 200 other languages.
1-800-QUIT-NOW also offers FREE medicine to help you quit like nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges, and advises on the best way to use them.
Talking to a coach and using quit medicines can more than double your chances of quitting for good. Take the first step toward a nicotine-free life by speaking with a FREE trained quit coach on the phone or online at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or via mass.gov/quitting
For more information, contact Colleen Kennedy-Mello at the Southeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, ckennedy@sevenhills. org or 774-473-5531.
Colleen Kennedy-Mello, Southeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership
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