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Don’t Go it Alone: Get a Quit Coach and Free Patches for Great American Smokeout


There has never been a better time to quit smoking in North Carolina than the 2014 Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, on November 20th. Any tobacco user who registers to quit with QuitlineNC on November 20th is eligible to receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches to help them quit for good.

QuitlineNC, North Carolina’s telephone and online quit-smoking support service, is ready to help smokers – as well as other tobacco users – take advantage of this great opportunity by working with a Quit Coach.

 “The nicotine in tobacco is addictive and it can be difficult to quit,” said Megan Hauser, Healthy Haywood Coordinator of the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency. “The combination of coaching and nicotine replacement therapy of this special offer can be a lifeline to help more people in Haywood County quit successfully.”

A Quit Coach can help you plan to quit, offer tips and support, mail you materials, and be there for you every step of the way – whether you choose to quit for the Great American Smokeout or any time. Nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches, can also be a big help.

 “An expert Quit Coach has knowledge and tips that go way beyond the support you can get from a friend or co-worker,” said Hauser. “They can tell you about local quit smoking programs, sign you up for web coaching, and even call you back to check on your progress. And, if you register on Great American Smokeout day, they can send you eight weeks of free nicotine patches, too.”

 Get your own Quit Coach and free nicotine patches on November 20th by calling 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or visit www.quitlinenc.com. For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569). QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

health data for haywood county

Haywood County's 2013 State of the County Health Report, 2012 Community Health Assessment and 2013 Community Health Improvement Plan can be found in the ''about us'' section of this website.  Hard copies of these reports may be found at the front desk of the Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency (public health desk) and at each Haywood County Public Library.


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