Help for Smokers Wishing to Quit

RRPJ-Quit Smoking-17Oct27

The state’s effort to help citizens quit smoking came to the health unit in Coushatta this past week. Feambula Bradley is with Quit Now and she brought information on the harmful effects of tobacco.

Among those stopping by Bradley’s display was Carolyn Hayes, the Secretary-Treasurer of the Police Jury. Hayes took some of the informational brochures and got her “Quit With Us” towel.

Bradley’s message was “You’re not alone in your struggle to stop using tobacco.” She said there are five ways the Louisiana Tobacco Quit line supports efforts of individuals to quit including 24/7 support. Bradley said, “We offer one-on-one phone counseling with a Quit Coach. We also offer replacements for nicotine such as gum, patches and lozenges.”

If you are interested in hosting smoking-cessation classes in the parish, call their toll-free number, 800-Quit-Now or visit QuitWithUsLa.org. Bradley said, “You can get help to quit smoking. Give me a call.”

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