It’s Quitting Time. Quit Week is back for the fourth straight year in North Dakota to encourage commercial tobacco and alternative nicotine product users to make June 11-17 their time to be Tobacco Free in 2023.
Tobacco Free North Dakota and cessation partners of North Dakota Health and Human Services encourage all cigarette, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarette or vape, or nicotine pouch users in North Dakota to set a quit date.
Those using commercial tobacco are more likely to successfully stop using when supported – whether by coaching or medication use. Entities like a healthcare provider, pharmacist, NDQuits, or a local public health unit can help develop a quit plan and provide resources to greatly improve a user’s odds of success. Quit plans prepare those who use tobacco products to manage cravings and change routines to avoid triggers to become and stay tobacco-free.
NDQuits provides additional support through personal coaching and nicotine replacement therapy medication. Free nicotine patches, nicotine gum, or nicotine lozenges are provided to qualified enrollees. Connect with NDQuits at https://www.hhs.nd.gov/ndquits or 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
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