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What are YOUR New Year's resolutions? The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line can help you with one of them -- Call 1-877-270-STOP today!

 

What is the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line?

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line is a public health service funded by the Georgia Department of Public Health through the Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program (GTUPP). GTUPP partners with a national tobacco cessation vendor to provide telephone and web-based counseling services in accordance with the United States Public Health Service Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence Clinical Practice Guideline.

 

Eligibility

- Professional assistance is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

- Any tobacco user 13 years or older living in Georgia.

 

Who Should Call the Quit Line?

 Anyone can call the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line; not only tobacco users. The general public, relatives, friends, as well as healthcare and public health professionals.

 

Health Improves Within 20 Minutes After Quitting

- 20 minutes after quitting, your heart rate drops.

- 2 weeks to 3 months, after quitting heart attack risk begins to drop. Lung functions begins to improve.

- 1 to 9 months, after quitting coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

- 1 year after quitting, added risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker's.

- Within 5 years, of quitting risk of cancer of the month, throat and bladder is cut in half.

- 10 years, after quitting risk of dying from lung cancer drops by half.

 

Get more information at http://dph.georgia.gov/georgia-tobacco-quit-line.

 

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