The American Cancer Society has scheduled the Great American Smokeout (GASO) for Nov. 20, 2014, to encourage smokers to quit for a day in the hope they may quit for good.
Pharmacotherapies, behavioral therapies, and counseling—including telephone counseling— can help patients quit and increase their chances of not relapsing.
Dawn Wilde Burgess, community health promotion supervisor at Macon County Public Health urges people that are ready to stop smoking to call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, or register online at WWW.QuitlineNC.com. To qualify to receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches you must: call or register online on Nov. 20, 2014; be 18 years or older; call from an N.C. phone number; and, commit to a quit date. For service in Spanish, call 1-855-DEJELO-YA or 1-855-335-3569.