How many times have you tried to quit chewing or smoking? Maybe once, maybe a thousand times. You start out really wanting to quit and feel that the time is right. However, for one reason or another, you start using tobacco again. You feel like a failure and that you will never be able to stop chewing or smoking. It is not surprising, considering tobacco is an addictive drug, which makes it hard to quit.
Perhaps you are ready to try and quit again, but you are afraid that you may fail once again. Who can blame you? As hard as it is to believe, it takes a person on average seven attempts to successfully quit. That means that a person may quit after the first time they try, while the next person may need fourteen times before they successfully quit.
The Smoking Cessation program available through Southeastern Idaho Public Health provides support and information for people who are thinking about quitting smoking. Plus, it is FREE. This is made possible through the continued support the cessation program receives from the State of Idaho's Millennium Fund.
In order to receive tobacco cessation services, individuals are strongly encouraged to complete the entire program by attending all four individual appointments/classes.
In addition to local tobacco cessation support, you can also register through Idaho Quitnet (www.idaho.quitnet.com) or Idaho Quittime (1-800-QUIT-NOW) for a free four week supply of nicotine patches, gum, or lozeuges.
Research shows that combining tobacco cessation support (individual appointments/community classes) with nicotine replacement therapy or other tobacco cessation aids, increase your chances of successfully quitting tobacco.