I have been trying to figure out why I started to smoke in the first place. It was tv shows back then that showed the people smoking and cigarette ads on the tv. Seing many adults smoke including family members from parents to grand parents and aunts and uncles. It seemed like the thing to do then. Parents asking you to go light them a cigarette….to go get their cigarettes. So here I am trying to figure out what it would be like to be smoke free since I was about 8 years old. I don’t recall what it is like. I struggle with the thought of quitting and then seem to smoke even more. I know that I would like to be free of them and just don’t seem to love myself enough to be able to quit. I know that I need help with this. The big question……Can I do it and make it forever?
The New Hampshire Tobacco Helpline is dedicated to helping people quit tobacco when they are ready. 1-800-QUIT-NOW. We offer free counseling over the telephone, free nicotine patches to those who qualify, while supplies last and can mail information to anyone who requests materials. Text QUITNOW to 22122 and a counselor will call you back. Sign up for quit tips, text TIPS to 22122. Message and data rates may apply. Dear Me New Hampshire is for anyone who wants to write a letter to themselves with the reasons they want to quit tobacco. Anyone can quit tobacco when they are ready. Try to stop. We can help.
The Helpline is funded through the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Dedicated to: preventing initiation of tobacco use among young people, eliminating non-smokers' exposure to second and thirdhand smoke, promoting tobacco cessation among adults and young people, identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. TPCP is solely funded by the CDC/Office on Smoking and Health.
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