Encouraging Smokers Fresh Start To Quit
As Wisconsin observes Lung Cancer Awareness Month, state health officials encourage smokers to make a fresh start by calling the Quit Line to help kick the habit.
"Smoking is the single most preventable cause of illness and death. Yet each year 2,700 people in Wisconsin die from lung cancer," said Dr. Sheri Johnson, State Health Officer. "Reports show that most smokers want to quit, and the Quit Line is a wonderful tool to help them achieve their goal."
The Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT NOW) has helped nearly 50,000 Wisconsin residents since its inception in 2001, and so far 5,500 have called the Quit Line in 2007.
The Quit Line offers free quitting assistance and resources, including: