The majority of tobacco users want to quit, but have been unable to do so. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department works with area partners to make tobacco cessation resources more readily available to anyone wanting to quit. A key resource is the Kansas Tobacco Quitline or 800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669), which provides information and free 1-on-1 coaching to help tobacco users quit. The Quitline is available free-of-charge 24 hours a day/7 days a week online or by phone. Trained Quit Coaches provide participants support to create an individual plan for quitting tobacco and fighting cravings. Telephone counseling is available in English, Spanish and 150 other languages.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has worked closely with key partners, including businesses and health care providers, to enhance utilization of the Quitline among Douglas County smokers looking to quit. Read our success story about Quitline referrals by Douglas County health care providers in this Kansas Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Report (PDF).