Tobacco Use Disorder
According to the CDC, more than 480,000 deaths each year are caused by cigarette smoking. Tobacco use and smoking do damage to nearly every organ in the human body, often leading to lung cancer, respiratory disorders, heart disease, stroke, and other illnesses.
In 2014, an estimated 66.9 million Americans aged 12 or older were current users of a tobacco product (25.2%). Young adults aged 18 to 25 had the highest rate of current use of a tobacco product (35%), followed by adults aged 26 or older (25.8%), and by youths aged 12 to 17 (7%).
CKF Addiction Treatment offers smoking cessation resources for those looking to quit including those below.
The Kansas Tobacco Quitline provides free one-on-one coaching for Kansans ready to quit using any form of tobacco. The Quitline is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week online and by phone, text or mobile application. Trained Quit Coaches provide participants support to create an individual plan to quit tobacco and fight cravings.
- Confidential, personalized support
- Readiness quiz
- Cost savings calculator
- Telephone assistance in English or Spanish and translation for more than 150 other languages
- Quit Guide
- Quit Coach®— one-on-one support whenever you need it over the phone.
- Web Coach®— online access to highly trained coaches by live chat and email.
- Quitting Aids
- Enroll in Text2Quit by completing the online registration at KSquit.org or complete the enrollment by phone at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
- Mobile Application (quitforlifeapp.com) To download the mobile app, go to www.quitforlifeapp.com.
The Quitline is provided through a partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Alere Wellbeing. Visit KSquit.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
Additional Benefits for those with Mental Illness or Addiction
Having a mental illness or addiction can make it harder to stop smoking. The Kansas Tobacco Quitline now offers additional benefits to people with qualifying mental illnesses or substance abuse conditions, including two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy and seven calls with a trained Quit Coach. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
Saline County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition
Our Mission—The Saline County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition is dedicated to improving the overall health of Saline County residents by providing access to effective tobacco prevention and cessation services.
- There are four main goals that the Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition strives to achieve.
- Reduce tobacco product use by preventing initiation of use among young people.
- Promote quitting among young people and adults.
Eliminate nonsmokers’ exposure to secondhand smoke.
- Identify and eliminate the disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups.
The Saline County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition has been active in Saline County since 1990 and has made consistent progress over the years in preventing the initiation of tobacco use by area youth, influencing significant changes in community policies, and increasing awareness of community members of the dangers of tobacco use and available cessation services.
The Kansas Tobacco Quitline which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online or by phone (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or online at KSquit.org.
Health Care Providers:
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment wants to teach you how to address tobacco use in Kansas. Learn how to effectively talk with your patients about tobacco in less than 3 minutes. To view the training, visit: www.kstobaccointervention.org
All CKF Addiction Treatment facilities are tobacco-free.