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Want to quit smoking? You are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 70% of people who currently smoke want to stop. You may be considering 2023 as the year you stop smoking. January is “Take a New Year's Resolution to Stop Smoking” month (TANYRSS) which makes it a great time to stop.

One way for Kentuckians to receive support is through the Kentucky Quitline. The Quitline is operated by National Jewish Health and is staffed by trained coaches, all of whom have completed rigorous Tobacco Treatment Specialist training. The coaches offer a self-paced and customized plan for each person. All services are free! Over 1.5 million people have stopped tobacco use with the help of the Quitline. Some ways you can get started in the Kentucky Quitline program include:

Cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems, snus, and other nicotine products are addictive and contain a number of harmful chemicals. Although most people understand that stopping tobacco use is important for their health and the health of their loved ones, less than 1 in 10 individuals who try to stop smoking are able to quit for good if they don’t have the support of coaching or nicotine replacement therapies. 

At BH WELL, we want everyone to have the chance to live their best life and be well! We exist to promote behavioral health and wellness among individuals facing behavioral health challenges. Tobacco treatment services are a primary focus of BH WELL research and programs. Learn more about BH WELL at Follow us on social media.