Tobacco use remains the most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States and in Kansas. It typically begins as a choice and quickly progresses to an addiction that substantially impacts all Kansans, including individual tobacco users as well as those exposed to secondhand smoke.
Start 2015 Tobacco-free!
Many Kansans are making New Year’s resolutions to quit using tobacco in 2015 and the Reno County Health Department is encouraging them to get free help and support from the Kansas Tobacco Quitline online www.KSquit.org or by phone 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
When Kansans are ready to quit tobacco, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline is ready to help online www.KSquit.org or by phone 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). The Quitline is a service provided at no cost to Kansas residents. Enrollment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except major holidays) online or by phone. A Quit Coach™ works with participants during emails, live chats or one-on-one phone calls to prepare for a quit date and create a plan to fight cravings and face other challenges. Studies have found that using a tobacco Quitline can more than double a person’s chances of successfully quitting tobacco.
In Reno County, 29.9% of adults are current tobacco users1 In Kansas, 2,900 kids (under the age of 18) become daily smokers each year. Approximately 3,900 Kansans die from cigarette smoking every year, and more than 290 Kansans die annually from secondhand smoke2.