Quitting tobacco for good in year 2020

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HEMINGFORD, Neb. The Panhandle Public Health District and the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline are helping residents quit smoking for good in year 2020.

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The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is providing qualified callers with a free two-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy.

"We encourage folks to access all the resources they can to set themselves up for success,” said Janelle Visser, Health Educator. “Talk to your healthcare provider about medications to help and call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to talk with quit coach who will assist with a plan that works for you.”

The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers free tobacco cessation coaching and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges at no cost to the caller.

The Quitline is there for all Nebraskans.

Healthcare providers can call to get information about the patient fax referral process, tobacco cessation services or request materials for their practice.

Friends and family can call with questions about supporting a loved one during their quit attempt.

Tobacco users can call to ask questions, get help creating a quit plan or for extra support when a craving hits.

For help quitting, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and for Spanish services at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569).

Translation services are also available in more than 170 languages. For additional resources visit www.QuitNow.ne.gov.