FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The COVID-19 global pandemic has everyone concerned. Those who smoke or vape e-cigarettes, or care about someone who does, may be especially worried because the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attacks the lungs. This can increase the threat of the virus for tobacco users. It is more important than ever that tobacco users quit to protect their health. We are here to help! If you are looking for help to quit smoking or vaping please see the following resources.
This is Quitting is an anonymous text message program designed to help teens and young adults quit vaping. The program, which was built with input from young people who have attempted to or successfully quit, is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting. It offers tips, encouragement, and a sense of community including information about building skills to help manage stress and reduce anxiety related to quitting. Teens and young adults can access this program by texting “DitchJUUL” to 88-709 and get immediate help. Parents of young people who vape can get support at www.becomeanex.org.
You can also contact the Oregon Quit Line today: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or online at quitnow.net/oregon.
En español: 1-800-1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335356-92) o quitnow.net/oregonsp.
We know what you’re going through. We don’t nag or lecture. We help you feel more confident about quitting for good. There are many different ways to quit. We’ll help you make a plan that will work for you. If you’ve tried to quit, we’ll talk about what hasn’t worked and new things you could try. We’ll tell you about medications that can help you quit. We may be able to send you free nicotine patches and/or gum.
If you have any additional questions about resources for tobacco cessation you can contact Katrinka McReynolds, Tobacco Prevention Specialist at 541-266-6766 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tobacco Prevention Specialist
281 LaClair Street Coos Bay, OR 97420
541-266-6766 | email@example.com
Crisis Line: 541-266-6800
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