The yesterday's increase in tobacco taxes at the federal level, combined with a hike in the products price is spurring a spike in the number of people looking to kick the habit. Sarah Yoder is the Washington County Tobacco Use and Prevention Coordinator. She says quitting can be a very difficult thing to do. Yoder says people who are trying to quit shouldn't be too hard on themselves if they do slip up and have a smoke, or a dip. She says there are rebates available through the Iowa-Quitline for nicotine replacement products such as the patch or gum. To find out more about quitting contact Yoder at 319-530-0366.