Today, the 25th Anniversary of World No Tobacco Day, the City of Chicago Department of Public Health reminds all Chicagoans that smokers can call the Illinois Tobacco Quit line to get help to stop smoking.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things that people can do to improve their health. Call 1-866-QUIT YES (784-8937) to speak with a trained smoking cessation counselor. The counselor will help you:
Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death in Chicago and the United States. The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are people exposed to second-hand smoke. For each tobacco related death, another 20 people struggle with one or more serious tobacco-related illness, such as lung or heart disease.
There are many benefits to quitting:
The Illinois Tobacco Quit line is a service of the Illinois Department of Public Health and the American Lung Association of Illinois.