To help Georgians kick the habit, a tobacco resource
line was introduced in November 2001. The Georgia Tobacco Quit
Line (1-877-270-7867) is a toll-free resource where callers get
connected to a trained counselor who can help them develop a personal
plan to stop smoking.
The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line is available to
anyone in Georgia 13 years of age or older. It is also available
to the parents of youth who use tobacco products. Trained counselors
staff the Quit Line and offer individual counseling tailored
to the caller's needs, ranging from moderate to more intensive
follow-up, written self-help materials and referral to other
resources. More than 35,000 people have contacted the Quit Line
for help, making it one of the most successful quit lines in
Quit Line hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. daily.
All languages are available, and Spanish-speaking callers may
The Quit Line is funded by the tobacco Master
Settlement Agreement and implemented through the Georgia Department
of Human Resources, Division of Public Health in collaboration
with the Georgia Cancer Coalition. The state-supported and community-driven
program aims to create a better understanding and awareness of
tobacco's effects on Georgia and its citizens.
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