The Great American Smokeout is Thursday, November 17 and the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line announces two new programs to help people break their addiction to smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco.
Text2Quit for Young Adults: The Quit Line offers a texting program for young adults 18-24 years old. Key features include:
- Up to 300 text messages tailored to an individual’s quitting plan.
- Coaching call reminders and prompts to instantly connect with a Quit Coach.
- Medication reminders, tips, and games to manage urges.
- Mobile tracking of cost savings and other measures.
American Indian Program. People of American Indian descent can now get free tailored help to quit commercial tobacco use. This service focuses on keeping traditional tribal use of tobacco sacred, but quitting addiction to smoking, vaping, or chewing of deadly commercial products. Participants get:
- 7 free phone calls with coaches who are trained in providing culturally tailored and specific interventions. Quit Coaches have a deep understanding of the uniqueness and social context when it comes to cultural versus commercial tobacco cessation.
- 12 weeks of free nicotine patch, gum or lozenges mailed to their door.
Quit Line for the General Public. Anyone 13 or older with a Wisconsin area code can get help to quit smoking, vaping, or chewing tobacco 24/7. They can call the Quit Line to talk to a Quit Coach as often as they like, or chat online with Quit Coaches and peers. Adults who call can also get two weeks of free medication mailed to their door.
There are now 3 ways to enroll in any Quit Line service:
CONTACT: Chris Hollenback, Communications Director, 608-417-9047, firstname.lastname@example.org