NEWS RELEASE--FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Feb. 13, 2013
Contact: Niki Forbing-Orr
Public Information Officer
New free online service helps Idaho’s tobacco users quit
Idaho has a new website designed to help people get free resources to fight their tobacco habit.
Starting Feb. 13, Idahoans can visit https://www.quitnow.net/idaho/ for free online quitting services and to receive a free four-week supply of nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.
If you sign up on the old service, Idaho QuitNet at www.idaho.quitnet.com before Feb. 16, you can still go there for all of the free quit services. But if you do not order your nicotine replacement therapy products (patches, gum or lozenges) on the Idaho QuitNet before Feb. 16, you’ll have to register at the new website, https://www.quitnow.net/idaho/, to order them.
This new online service gives Idahoans dozens of free quitting tools and resources. It’s easy to sign up and once you’re registered, you can receive a free four-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy products (patches, gum, or lozenges). You can also use the following services, among many others:
Nicotine replacement therapy, combined with counseling, is very effective. Using a nicotine replacement therapy can double a smoker’s chances of quitting smoking. Research also shows that the likelihood of staying quit for more than six months is increased when a smoker uses nicotine replacement therapy according to the directions.
Idahoans also can call the 1-800-Quit-Now (QuitLine) and receive a free four-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy sent to the address provided. People younger than 18 must get a doctor’s prescription. Five counseling sessions are provided through the QuitLine.