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Quitting Tobacco

 

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You can quit, Quitline Iowa will show you how.

Quitting tobacco is one of the best things you can do for your health.  There are many benefits to quitting, but here are a few:

  • Lowered risk of lung cancer and many other types of cancer
  • Reduced risk for heart issues like heart disease and stroke
  • Reduced respiratory symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath

We understand quitting is about more than just not smoking. When you join Quitline Iowa's program, a Quit Coach® will help you become an expert in living without tobacco using "The 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life," based on 25 years of research and experience helping people quit tobacco.  For free coaching and a customized quit plan, call Quitline Iowa at 1-800-QUIT-NOW for over the phone help 24 hours a day.  The Quit Line provides free one-on-one phone counseling and information, local cessation program referrals, and can provide starter packs of quit smoking medications like nicotine gum, patches, and lozenges. Learn more about how Quitline Iowa can help you become tobacco free.  

For more information about Quitline Iowa, visit  Quitline Iowa or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

 

Helping Youth Quit Tobacco

My Life My Quit is a free youth tobacco cessation program made especially for teens. 

Get the truth about vaping, smoking and other tobacco products so you're not left in the dark when it comes to your future. If you decide you want to quit, we give you the tools you need to do it successfully. 

100% free, confidential and made for teens.

  • Text your quit coach or call for support.
  • Get text messages that give you a boost while you quit.
  • Learn how to cope with stress in healthy ways.
  • Find out why your body craves nicotine.
  • Get tips and the support you need to quit for good.

Start Your Quit Today: Text "Start My Quit" to 855.891.9989 or call.

Get Help: Quitting Tools for Youth

Head Start Partnership Resources

Checkout our newly developed toolkit to get started: "Integrating a Tobacco Cessation Protocol into a Head Start Program".

Getting Started Webinar Series:

Tobacco Use Prevention & Control Material Order Form

Please email the order form to tobcontactus@idph.iowa.gov

Order form for tobacco prevention promotional and educational items. (pdf)

Order form for Tobacco prevention promotional and educational items (zip)  04/07/21

For more information, please call (515) 281-6225 or go to our Contact Us page to submit a comment or question.