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Quittin’ Time A Success, Everyone Plays a Role

Quittin’ Time Week Wraps With Success, Call to Action to Rally

Quittin’ Time in Tennessee wrapped on Friday, but as was noted in last Tuesday’s kickoff event at the Tennessee State Capitol, there is more work to do!

Alongside dozens of attending leaders from the state’s government, business, and non-profit organizations, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness CEO Richard Johnson, and NashvilleHealth Founder Senator Bill Frist, MD, discussed the critical need to come together and help Tennesseans quit smoking.

Commissioner Dreyzehner stands with Kristy Goins, who shared her story of successfully quitting smoking after a collapsed lung, alongside Senator Bill Frist, and Richard Johnson

  • “Don’t we want our brand in Tennessee to be free and clear from tobacco?” –Commissioner Dreyzehner
  • “Those who call 1-800-QUIT-NOW can speak to a counselor who can tailor their quit plan and provide free resources to make their quit attempt a success.  Even better: Data shows that after 12 months, 25% of participants are tobacco-free.” – Sen. Frist 
  • “Although it’s Quittin’ Time this week, it’s really time to go to work.” – Richard Johnson

We each play a role.  What is your organization doing to help the people around you stop smoking and live healthier, longer lives?  Visit NashvilleHealth’s Quittin’ Time Toolkit page for ideas and tools to engage and rally your community around the need to reduce our city’s smoking rate.

Continue the Conversation: Join us for a Twitter Chat

NashvilleHealth continues the conversation on quitting smoking with our friends at the American Cancer Society.  Join us THIS WEEK, Thursday, February 23 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) central for a candid conversation with experts on how to quit smoking and what resources can help.  If you know someone who needs to quit, make sure to share our posts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so they can join!

Nashville Health Launches “Help Me Quit” Resource Page

We are thrilled to have launched our Help Me Quit resource on the NashvilleHealth website.  Packed with updated information on how to quit, this site offers those who smoke and want to quit, or those helping someone quit, a host of resources literally at their fingertips to help with their journey.  Have a resource to add?  Let us know!  Many thanks to NashvilleHealth partner organizations for contributing resources to this page.

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