A service designed to help Hoosiers quit smoking and live healthier lives is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Since March 2006, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline has helped more than 114,000 Hoosiers stop using tobacco, according to the Indiana State Department of Health.
In addition to phone counseling, the Quitline also provides an online service called Web Coach and a texting service, known as Text2Quit.
Over the past five years, the state’s adult smoking rate has dropped by three percent to 22.9 percent. However, state health officials are working to bring those rates even lower. The Quitline is teaming up with more than 6,700 health care providers, employers, and other organizations across the state to form the Quit Now Indiana Preferred Network. Another 42 local coalitions around the state also provide resources to help tobacco users quit and encourage others not to start using tobacco.
If you would like help quitting or want to learn more, visit QuitNowIndiana.com or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.