If you’ve ever tried to quit smoking or chewing tobacco you know it’s hard. It’s hard because nicotine is a very addictive drug. In fact, it’s common for tobacco users to try to quit 5 to 7 times before they finally do. Each time you try to quit though, you learn more about what works for you and eventually you can succeed.
The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline can help you quit tobacco for good.
The Quitline is sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Tobacco Free Nebraska program. The free and confidential Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), gives Nebraska residents access to counseling and support services. Calls to the Quitline are free.
Calls are answered by trained quit coaches who give you a choice of services, including telephone counseling; self-help materials; referrals to community programs or a combination of these. If you choose counseling, you’re immediately offered a brief coaching session and given the option to enroll in proactive coaching as well … where quit coaches call you at times that best fit your schedule. All information you provide is confidential.
There’s no one perfect way to quit, but the Quitline is a tool that can help. In fact, telephone counseling programs, like the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline, have been proven to double your chances of quitting successfully.
If you’ve been thinking about quitting, start by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
In-person counseling or cessation groups are also helpful for many people. Here are some opportunities within Nebraska:
Tobacco Cessation Programs in Nebraska
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