SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) This time of year is a great opportunity for people to make an attempt to quit smoking or using other tobacco products. Steve Hanson from the Salt Lake County Health Department joined Good Morning Utah with Emily Clark for some tips to make an attempt to quit more likely.
Acknowledge that quitting tobacco is hard.
You must do it on your terms and when YOU are ready.
Know in advance that it takes most people multiple attempts.
Take advantage of the resources we have available:
Utah Tobacco Stats
· Approximately 180,000 Utah adults smoke cigarettes.
· 1,300 Utahns die annually from tobacco-related disease.
· 73% of adult smokers say they plan to quit within a year.
· Since 2001, more than 100,000 Utahns have used Utah’s Quit Line service.
There’s help available 24/7 at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or online at www.waytoquit.org. We know some people don’t want to call a quit line, so they recently added a new tool to www.waytoquit.org called Individual Services, which provides anyone ready to make a quit attempt with 4 services.
Text message, email, print materials, and a free 2-week nicotine replacement therapy starter kit (includes patches and gum that can help you manage cravings).