‘I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.’ Used in many medical schools today, many providers subscribe to this core tenet of practicing medicine. And the commonly-acknowledged, low hanging fruit in terms of prevention? Quitting smoking.
More than 11 years after a federal court first ordered big tobacco to tell the American people the truth about their deadly and addictive products, things are beginning to change.
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If you're ready to quit using tobacco products such as cigarettes, vapes, or chew, you might be curious about what that process looks like. You might even have questions about setting a quit day or avoiding temptations and cravings after the fact.
All these questions are normal, and the good news is that the Washington State Quitline has been an available resource for tobacco users for the last 20 years. However, many people are unaware of what actually happens when they call the Quitline. We want to eliminate some of that stress and offer you insight because we know choosing to quit tobacco is a big deal.