Help available 24/7 for smokers looking to quit in 2016

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) The Connecticut Department of Public Health is hoping you’ll consider your health when thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions and give up smoking! The Connecticut Quitline is a free service for Connecticut residents that’s available 24/7.

“Quitting tobacco lowers your risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke and other smoking-related diseases, and can add years to your life,” said DPH Acting Commissioner Dr. Raul Pino. “If you smoke or use tobacco products, make 2016 the year you quit and started feeling stronger and healthier.”

Getting help is easy by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-855-DEJELO-YA for Spanish.

Connecticut residents can also register online at www.quitnow.net/connecticut or https://www.quitnow.net/connecticutsp/ for Spanish.

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