Making the decision to quit is the first step towards living a healthy, smoke-free life. Nicotine is a powerful addiction, and quitting is hard, but there are several organizations here in the Quad Cities ready to help you succeed. Each time you try to quit, the more likely you will be to succeed. Being tobacco-free will help you live a longer and healthier life. By quitting, you will also improve the health of the people you live with, especially your children. Quitting tobacco use will also give you more energy and help you breathe easier. It will also significantly lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, and cancer. You can easily save over $1,000 each year by simply not purchasing tobacco products! Just think of all the other ways you could spend this money. If you have decided that it’s time to quit and are looking for support, feel free to call one of these agencies to learn about local programs for smoking cessation and costs.
- American Lung Association (309) 764-9148
- CADS (youth cessation) (563) 332-9080
- Genesis Pulmonary Rehab (563) 421-1769
- Trinity Medical Center – MyNurse (309) 779-2000
Toll-free telephone support:
- In Iowa: Quitline Iowa: 1-800 QUIT NOW
- In Illinois: 1-800 QUIT NOW