Unite Georgia

Can't seem to kick the habit? Help will soon be just a phone call away. UNITE GEORGIA will launch a statewide toll-free Quit Line, 1-877-270-STOP. Quit Line is a reseource that provides counseling, screening, support and referral services for all Georgia residents age 18 or older and  concerned parents of adolescents using tobacco. Spanish-speaking callers may call 1-877-266-3863. On Saturday, November 3, coalition members will be available at Peachtree Mall to answer questions about the Quit Line. Local businesses, hospitals and physicians also are participating in the program by providing educational materials for employees and patients. "Getting tobacco-addicted patients to quit is tough, but, the Quit Line will offer people free support as part of their cessation program," said NanetteTurner, coordinator for Tobacco Use Prevention at the West Central Health District. "We are proud that Columbus has been chosen for the test launch for this program, and we hope Georgia's tobacco users will take advantage of this free service," said Turner. Quit Line is funded by the master tobacco settlement agreement.