Quitting smoking? Resources to help keep your New Year’s resolution

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 18:06:10-05

A pledge to stop smoking is a popular New Year’s resolution. The Gallatin City-County Health Department wants to encourage anyone who has this goal in mind.

Health Promotions Specialist Heather Demorest says her department recommends the Quit Line, 1-800- QUIT-NOW. She says this one step increases a person’s chance of quitting by seven to ten times.

“We know if someone calls the Quit Line they get free counseling, free nicotine replacement therapy, and prescribed medication at a reduced cost. All of that has a great impact on helping you on your quit journey,” Demorest said.

You can also find online support to quit smoking by clicking here.

Reporting by Patrice Parks for MTN News