Mark the 36th Great American Smokeout on your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Join thousands of others who are using this date to make a plan to quit tobacco — breaking free, once and for all.
Take this important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing your cancer risk. Quitting tobacco is not easy, but it can be done. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.
Research shows that tobacco users are twice as likely to quit tobacco when they have some means of support — such as a counseling program — and telephone-based counseling programs have proved to be convenient and effective.
Mayo Clinic Tobacco Quitline counselors help build your self-confidence and belief in your ability to quit. On average, 50 percent of Mayo Clinic Tobacco Quitline members who complete the program are tobacco-free six months after enrollment (compared with about 5 percent of people who are able to quit on their own). Contact Mayo Clinic Tobacco Quitline toll-free today at 1-800-504-3451 to make November 17 your day to break free!