Tobacco – Don’t Choke on Smoke
The goal of Don’t Choke on Smoke is to reduce secondhand smoke exposure for Kansas kids. The program will attempt to achieve this in a multi-faceted approach. One component includes a toolkit which includes important resources to help parents of young children quit smoking. This toolkit has been distributed to pediatricians, family physicians, obstetricians and other primary care providers in Reno County. The second part of the program is to provide training on smoking cessation techniques to Labor and Delivery nurses at local hospitals. It is hoped that this will encourage new parents to quit smoking. Don’t Choke on Smoke has partnered with the Kansas Quitline and other community agencies. Contact Dr. Bryan Wohlwend for more information.
For more information on Don’t Choke on Smoke, how to quit smoking or how to create smokefree zones, visit www.dontchokeonsmoke.org
The toll-free Kansas Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669), is a useful and effective tool for tobacco users who are ready to quit. The Quitline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Experienced cessation counselors work with callers to prepare for a quit date and help create a free personalized quit plan. The one-on-one telephone counseling sessions are scheduled at times convenient for the caller. Callers are encouraged to contact the Quitline as many times as possible to help them meet their goals.