Do you smoke? Would you like to quit? You’re not alone! There are now more former smokers in California than current smokers. To join the growing number of former smokers, begin by calling the California Smokers’ Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS. Quitting smoking is not only good for your health but for those around you as well.
With the counseling offered by the Helpline, your chances of success are doubled and the call to 1-800-NO-BUTTS is confidential and FREE! The knowledgeable, dedicated counselors are there to support you in all your attempts to quit smoking. You can call any day of the week or leave a message after hours. In addition, Medical recipients completing the first counseling session receive a $20 gift card. The California Smokers’ Helpline offers support in many languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese and also offers help to those who would like to quit using chew.
From June to December 2012, 14 calls from Colusa County residents were made to the California Smokers’ Helpline and 6 had been encouraged to call by their health care provider. Your provider can offer more information on smoking cessation resources like the Helpline as well as support, so be sure to ask your provider about how to quit today!
The Colusa County Tobacco Education Program provides educational materials about the health effects of tobacco use and secondhand smoke as well as resources for individuals who wish to quit smoking. For more information regarding Colusa County Tobacco Education Program or the California Smokers’ Helpline, contact Rebecca Root at 530-458-0380 or Rebecca.Root@colusadhhs.org. P