Make 2013 the Year to Quit Tobacco

Many Kansans have made resolutions to quit tobacco use in 2013 and Ellis County Community Partnership is encouraging them to get free help and support from the Kansas Tobacco Quitline online or by phone 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

When Kansans are ready to quit tobacco, the Kansas Tobacco Quitline is ready to help online or by phone 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). The Quitline is a service provided at no cost to Kansas residents. Enrollment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except major holidays) online or by phone. A counselor works with participants during emails, live chats or one-on-one phone calls to prepare for a quit date and create a plan to fight cravings and face other challenges. Follow-up emails, live chats or phone calls are arranged around participants’ schedules. Studies have found that using a tobacco Quitline can more than double a person’s chances of successfully quitting tobacco.

The Ellis County Community Partnership is a coalition based in Hays working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly effects. The ECCP has information on how to help reduce tobacco use and help people who use tobacco quit.  For more information contact Kari Sparks at the Regional Prevention Center of Northwest Kansas at 785-625-5521.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment Tobacco Use Prevention Program provides resources and technical assistance to community coalitions for development of local tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives.  For additional information about the Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention Program visit