|Colorado QuitLine marks 300,000 callers|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
|Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:48|
Colorado QuitLine recently celebrated a major milestone with its 300,000th call. Since 2002, QuitLine has helped thousands of Coloradans quit tobacco for good through a proven combination of personal quit plans, nicotine replacement therapy and professional coaching.
In the past 12 years, QuitLine has distributed more than 140,000 free nicotine replacement therapy kits containing patches, gum and/or lozenges.
“We’re proud of the impact QuitLine has made over the past 12 years, helping tens of thousands of Coloradans quit tobacco,” said Emma Goforth, tobacco cessation coordinator for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “To support Gov. Hickenlooper’s goal of making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation, we all need to continue our work to end tobacco addiction in Colorado.”
Throughout the years, QuitLine call volume has spiked during promotional campaigns featuring local professional football players. Tight end Julius Thomas is featured in a new campaign which launched during the Denver preseason game Sunday, Aug. 17. Thomas will provide motivational messages encouraging Colorado tobacco users to call QuitLine for support.
QuitLine callers receive free, personalized, confidential telephone and web-based support and nicotine gum, patches or lozenges to help them stop smoking. Trained coaches help callers develop a plan to quit smoking and confidence and coping skills to remain tobacco-free. Services are offered in English and Spanish, and coaches are available from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. seven days a week.
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