Kansas Tobacco Quitline to Offer FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Wichita, KS – Kansas will start giving away nicotine gum, lozenges and patches next week to help tobacco users quit for good!
State health officials say nearly one in five Kansas adults smoke cigarettes and that nearly 70 percent of all cigarette smokers want to quit.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is distributing nicotine replacements from June 20 to July 1, or while supplies last. To participate, tobacco users can call the Kansas Tobacco Quitline (KanQuit) at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go online at KSQUIT.org and must enroll with a professionally-trained coach, who will help them develop a quit plan. KanQuit coaches not only help smokers quit, they can help people addicted to smokeless tobacco and even electronic cigarettes. The program recently added the QuitNow! app and a Text2Quit program that provides participants with reminders for upcoming coaching sessions and encouraging messages between appointments.
KanQuit is part of a national tobacco education campaign through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.