You Don't Have To do it Alone!
In fact, the more support you have from those around you such as family, friends, and coworkers as well as services available to help you make it through the tough times the more likely you will succeed. We hope you take advantage of the following resources and wish you well on your quitting efforts. Not a tobacco user but know someone who is? Then you can let them know about these resources.
Utah Tobacco Quit Line
When you call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line toll-free at 1.800.QUIT.NOW open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for major holidays), you will be connected to either your quit-smoking services at your health plan or to a quit coach at the Quit Line. Either way, a friendly, professional coach will guide you through the quitting process. You can even call if you are helping someone else to quit tobacco. more...
END (Ending Nicotine Dependence) for Youth
The END program is especially designed to help young people who already use tobacco the opportunity to quit. The program uses a group process comprised of quitting resources and techniques and group interaction.
More about END
If you are quitting tobacco, you might like some online help. You can get a quit plan just for you. By going online you can talk to a coach. Also, you can participate in guided lessons, videos, podcasts, etc. To sign on go to www.utahquitnow.org
Other Online Resources
For resources readily available at the click of a button, explore the links below.
- About.com-Quit Smoking
- American Cancer Society
- American Lung Association
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- How to Quit
- Nicotine Anonymous
Utah Tobacco Cessation Resource Directory
The Utah Tobacco Cessation Resource Directory is provided as a public service by the Utah Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. The purpose of the directory is to assist tobacco users and health professionals in locating tobacco cessation resources in their local area. We encourage you to contact these agencies or programs if you are interested in more specific information about the length, content, and cost (if any) of programs.
In Utah, the Medicaid system is part of the Department of Health. Medicaid clients tend to have higher smoking rates than average, so the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP) partners with Medicaid to offer quitting services to their clients. The program offers services through the Utah Tobacco Quit Line, includes coverage of tobacco cessation medications, and additional help for pregnant women. To learn more contact TPCP at 1-877-220-3466.
Quitting Services for the Uninsured
Through a grant from the TPCP, participating Association for Utah Community Health (AUCH) community health centers offer Zyban and Chantix free of charge for their uninsured clients. To be eligible for these services, the client must be uninsured, a tobacco user, and an established client with a primary care provider at a participating community health center. If you are uninsured but do not currently go to a community health center for your primary care, you must become a client of the community health center for all of your primary care needs before you will be eligible to participate in this program. Contact your nearest community health center for more information.
- Utah Annual Report.pdf
- 2010 Utah Tobacco Facts.pdf
- Decreasing Smoking 1% Benefits.pdf
- Nicotine Product effects.pdf
Research indicates that if you're thinking about quitting, you may actually overemphasize what you "get" from using tobacco. One effective method for dealing with this is to focus on reasons you want to quit instead. Take a few minutes and write down 10 reasons why you want to quit. Keep this list in a place you can get to easily. Review these reasons daily, the more you emphasize the reasons you want to quit, the more likely you will not slip.
Find a small, pocket-size notebook. Each time you want a cigarette or chew, take out your notebook and write a few thoughts: what time is it, what's your mood, who are you with, where are you? Write in your journal each time you use tobacco, for up to 3 days. After you have 10 journal entries, review what you've written. See any patterns or trends?