Many people who have made a New Year’s resolution to stop smoking have help available. Here in Washington County, many referrals have been made to the state’s program called QuitLine Iowa. Don McCormick with the Iowa Department of Public Health says QuitLine Iowa is a free service for all Iowa adults who want to stop smoking.
He says the program does see a jump in those asking about the service every January. McCormick adds the service does not use nicotine patches to help people quit, but use counseling services instead.
These counseling services help you through the process of quitting. McCormick says those who use the telephone service have been more successful in quitting than those who are part of a group.
If you would like more information regarding QuitLine Iowa, call 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or visit this link.