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Help available to break deadly nicotine addiction

On Aug. 6, the American Cancer Society released a study that shows just how addicting nicotine is. They studied 3,000 cancer survivors and their long-term dependency on tobacco. The study showed that 9 percent of survivors were smoking almost a decade after their diagnosis.

Nicotine addiction isn't something most people can just quit. It takes a lot of time and resources. This is also shown through the hard-hitting ads from the Tips from Former Smokers campaign. The good news is that you can quit for good. The Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a resource that can help anyone start this process and get anyone the resources they need to make the right decision for them when it comes to quitting tobacco use.

In addition to quitting resources, the acting U.S. surgeon general spoke in Indiana earlier this year on how underutilized programming is, how needed it is for not only Indiana but communities to adopt smoke-free policies, and the need for an increase in the tobacco tax. All of those things combined will drastically lower the smoking rate in the state and can only help those who are trying to quit as well as those who are wanting to quit.

Quit tobacco and prevent cancer death and disease.


Executive director

Tobacco Free Allen County