Staying Quit From Tobacco

Healthy Living

It takes persistence to quit tobacco

  • Quitting tobacco is hard and it takes most quitters an average of 2 to 11 times to be successful
  • It is easy to get discouraged when you decide to quit, and you are not successful the first, fourth, or even tenth time.

Waytoquit.org

Quitting tobacco is a personal experience. waytoquit.org invites Utahns to explore the different options available for quitting.

  • Utah Tobacco Quit Line - 1.800.QUIT.NOW (1.800.784.8669) - The quit coaches you will talk with have helped thousands of people beat their tobacco addictions. All calls are confidential and free.
  • Online Coaching is a free, internet-based service designed to help individual tobacco users through the quitting process. Its interactive tools and features can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as needed. At any time, tobacco users can log on for information and support. 
  • Text support - text the word QUIT to 47848 - Smokefree TXT is a mobile text messaging service which provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help you quit tobacco and stay quit. It's a six- to eight-week program that sends you one to five messages per day.

At UtahQuitNow.org, users can find:

  • Tools to help them through the quitting process
  • Smoking cessation tips and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Access to medication guides
  • Interaction with quitting experts

All these services are free to Utah users. Online coaching can be used alone or in combination with other services, like the Utah Tobacco Quit Line, for added support.

What is the impact of tobacco on Utah?

  • Approximately 200,000 Utahans (adults and youth) smoke cigarettes. More than 9,600 are youth under the age of 18.
  • That said, Utah's adult smoking rate of 9.5% is the lowest in the nation.
  • 73% of adult smokers say they plan to quit within a year.
  • More than 100,000 Utahans have used our Quit Line service since 2001
  • Utah's youth smoking rate is 4.4% - this has declined by 63% since 1999 when our campaign started.
  • 1,300 Utahans die annually from tobacco related disease.

 

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