Tips Campaign: Powerful Personal Stories
New "Tips From Former Smokers" commercials start airing July 7th. This campaign gives voice to over 16 million Americans who are suffering from smoking related chronic diseases. More than 480,000 Americans die each year due to smoking-related diseases, and for every one death there are at least 30 more living with one or more serious illnesses from smoking. Click here for more information.
The Secret to Having a Healthy Baby is a Healthy Pregnancy. No Tobacco!
Women who smoke before and/or during pregnancy run a major risk of reduced fertility, as well as maternal, fetal and infant death and disease. Each year, more than 400,000 infants in the U.S. are exposed to chemicals in cigarette smoke because their mothers smoke. Click here for more.
Pregnant mothers who smoke
more likely to:
- Deliver babies early; the leading cause
of death, disability and disease for babies
- Deliver babies with birth defects,
such as cleft lips and cleft palates
- Exposure nicotine during pregnancy
can damage babies’ lungs and brains
Web Coach® and Text2Quit® Now Available
Quit Now Indiana offers two new services: Web Coach® and Text2Quit.® These user-friendly features are designed to give you the support needed throughout the quitting process. Web Coach® and Text2Quit® will empower you to take control of you tobacco addiction and successfully quit for life.
Click here to find out more information on these new features and watch the videos below
Quit Like A Pro
Are you thinking about quitting?
If you would like more information to help with a Quit plan click here to fill out the form.
If you are ready to quit, there is help. Quit Now Indiana is making many resources available to you at no cost—Free! 1-800-Quit-Now is a free service for all Hoosiers over the age of 13. Trained Quit Coaches are waiting to help you successfully quit. Watch the new video and Take the Mystery Out of Calling 1.800.Quit.Now.
Click here for video answers to your quitline questions.
If you are not ready to quit, the EX Plan is a free service that helps smokers prepare to quit before they are actually ready to stop smoking. So you'll be more prepared to quit and stay quit. EX will help you learn how to live your life without cigarettes. Click here for more details.
Teens Can Now Call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline now serves youth tobacco users. This new evidence-based phone counseling program is for teens, ages 13 to 17, who are ready to quit. Click here for more details.
For more information on youth and tobacco, visit these links.
A Stark Reminder of
How Important it is to Quit
We have known for the last 50 years that people who smoke cigarettes are much more likely to develop—and die from—certain diseases than people who don’t smoke. More than 20 million Americans have died because of smoking since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was issued in 1964.
Many people do not realize the cigarettes produced today have been manufactured to deliver nicotine more quickly and efficiently than cigarettes produced many years ago. Today’s tobacco products are engineered for addiction. Click here to read the report from the U.S. Public Health Service.
What Happens When You Stop
When you stop smoking, you will go through nicotine withdrawal. Your healthcare provider can recommend over-the-counter medicine to treat this physical craving. It's important to remember that nicotine craving is a medical problem, and that's why your health care provider needs to be consulted for medication to treat the withdrawal symptoms. While nicotine is addictive, it is the tar, carbon monoxide and the other 7,000 chemicals in cigarettes that actually cause the most damage to your health.
Be aware that you may not quit on the first try. Most smokers need a few practice runs to quit for good. Be patient, but persistent.