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Quitline available for those hoping to snuff out bad habit

Special to The Hays Daily News

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 www.KSquit.org or by phone (800) QUIT-NOW.

The Quitline is a service provided free 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 calls are arranged around participants' schedules. Using a tobacco Quitline can more than double a person's chances of successfully quitting tobacco.    

The ECCP is a coalition based in Hays working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly effects.

For more information, call (785) 625-5521.