During this year’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20, smokers have an extra incentive to quit.
Any tobacco user who registers to quit with QuitlineNC will be eligible to receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches to help them quit for good.
QuitlineNC, North Carolina’s telephone and online quit-smoking support service, is ready to help smokers and other tobacco users quit with the help of a coach.
“The nicotine in tobacco is addictive, and it can be difficult to quit,” said Kimetha Fulwood of Johnston County Public Health Department. “The combination of coaching and nicotine-replacement therapy of this special offer can be a lifeline to help more people in Johnston County quit successfully.”
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A quit coach can help smokers plan to quit, offer tips and support, mail materials and be there every step of the way. Nicotine-replacement therapy, such as the patches, can also be a big help.
“An expert quit coach has knowledge and tips that go way beyond the support you can get from a friend or co-worker,” Fulwood said. “They can tell you about local quit-smoking programs, sign you up for web coaching and even call you back to check on your progress. And, if you register on Great American Smokeout day, they can send you eight weeks of free nicotine patches too.”
Get your own quit coach and free nicotine patches on Nov. 20 by calling 1-800-784-8669 Quit-Now or visit www.quitlinenc.com. For service in Spanish, call 1-855-335-3569. QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.