Quit smoking with the help of Freedom Quitline

| October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
TRICARE
News Release 

If you were to change anything about your lifestyle, what would it be? Most of us have things about our lives that we would like to change. For some of us it might be sleeping better, losing weight, or exercising more. And for some, it’s giving up smoking cigarettes.

If you smoke, how many times have you had a nagging cough, sore throat, or trouble walking upstairs and wondered whether this could be the beginning of a disease caused by your smoking? How many times have you been disgusted by your bad breath or stained teeth? How many times have you noticed your clothes stink like cigarettes or not been able to taste your food? Most smokers think about quitting. Many have tried, but haven’t been successful yet.

Stopping smoking can be difficult, but healthy living is a daily effort. Take command of your health today. (U.S. Army graphic by Karin Martinez)

Stopping smoking can be difficult, but healthy living is a daily effort. Take command of your health today. (U.S. Army graphic by Karin Martinez)

If you smoke, quitting is the one single best thing that you could do to improve your health and decrease your chances of dying prematurely. The benefits of being tobacco free are well known, so why do people continue to smoke?

Well, it turns out quitting smoking is hard.

If this sounds like you, let us help.

The counselors at the Freedom Quitline are here to help you stay focused on your goal of being tobacco free. Along with free nicotine replacements sent to your door, Freedom Quitline staff are highly trained in the use of motivational interviewing. This is a counseling style designed to help you increase your motivation to change.

So, imagine a tobacco free life. Take a deep breath, give us a call, and start a life free from the hassles of smoking. Call now at 1-844-I-AM-FREE (1-844-426-3733) Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -5:00 pm CDT. The Freedom Quitline is a National Institutes of Health-funded research study in cooperation with the University of Virginia and Department of Defense.

This article was provided by Freedom Quitline. For additional resources to help you quit smoking, check out the TRICARE Tobacco Cessation Program fact sheet.

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