FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Adam Liegeot, 860-524-7313
November 14, 2007 Adam.Liegeot@ct.gov
Governor M. Jodi Rell today announced that the Connecticut QuitLine is still offering no-cost telephone-based counseling for all
The Great American Smokeout is an annual one-day event that encourages tobacco users to quit for one day, with the hope that they will continue their quit attempt. Approximately 16.5% of all adults in
“The Great American Smokeout is an excellent opportunity for tobacco users to set a quit date, and our Connecticut QuitLine can provide the support people need to be successful,” Governor Rell said. “Telephone-based counseling services, such as those available through the QuitLine, have resulted in quit rates being five times higher than individuals who try to quit on their own."
“Over 2,500 calls have been made to the Connecticut QuitLine in the past year,” Governor Rell said. “The QuitLine serves as a resource for tobacco users, providing free telephone-based counseling in English and Spanish, an interactive website, support and referral services. Make the call today.”
The state recently awarded funding for local community cessation counseling programs targeting Medicaid participants and the uninsured that will be offered free of charge to program participants. Those agencies include the Community Renewal Team,