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Call Quitline to help stop smoking

DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT

This January, thousands of smokers across Colorado will decide to kick the habit because they have determined that they have had enough and want to stop. For additional help, try this quick and easy tip: Call the Colorado QuitLine at (800) QUIT-NOW.The Colorado QuitLine helps smokers who want to quit by pairing them up with a coach and creating a plan to stop smoking for good. Following is a top seven list with concrete tips on how to try to quit tobacco.Call the Colorado QuitLine at (800) QUIT-NOW to talk to a coach who will help you establish a quit plan. Services are available in English and Spanish.Visit Colorado QuitNet at http://www.co.quitnet.com to meet former smokers and people trying to quit, to find information about medications and to learn about the harmful effects of tobacco. Services are available in English and Spanish.Here are some preliminary tips: • Tell your immediate family, co-workers, and closest friends that you have decided to quit and the date you started.• Throw away all of your tobacco products, cigarette packs, carriers, lighters, ashtrays, etc. Be sure to look throughout your house and car. • Plan a small group of other smokers tyring to quit and form a club to discuss your favorite topic, such as sports or books, and meet on a regular scheduled basis.• Start a journal and write in it each day – about how the day went for you, what was frustrating and what went well.• Start some kind of exercise every day. From walking to biking, exercise will make you feel more energized and you’ll see immediate health effects from quitting.To date, the Colorado QuitLine and Quitnet have helped over 40,000 Colorado smokers through the quitting process. All you have to do is call (800) QUIT-NOW. Summit Prevention Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles and behaviors through education and prevention services in the diverse community of Summit County. For more information about SPA or to make a donation, please call 668-2077 or email spa@summitpreventionalliance.org.


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