Our staff at the Quitline understands how difficult it is to quit. We talk to hundreds of people every day who are trying to do just that. We understand that each situation is different and will take all the time you need to make sure that your quit plan is as unique as you are.
Along with the training we have had either from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, or Florida State University, we also have many combined years of experience working with people in the healthcare setting. Many of our staff members worked in hospitals before coming on board with the Quitline, so they are able to answer medical questions that go along with the process to quit.
The fact that you can’t see us when you call may make you feel even more comfortable with talking to us about those little things that irritate you about quitting – or help you ask questions you might not have the confidence to ask your doctor. We are ready and able to help you with whatever information you might need in order to improve your success rate of quitting tobacco for good.
Hopefully, this will give you the confidence you need to be able to talk to us about your tobacco use. We, in turn, will be able to take that information and use it to help you. No judging. No making you feel bad. Just helping you get over your addiction.
While we may hear “thank you” many times a day, you’re really the one who should be thanked. Your lungs will thank you for being able to breathe easier. Your family and friends will thank you for sticking around longer. Our staff will thank you for taking the step to better your life and the lives of those around you. We will definitely be your cheerleaders and coaches every step of the way. But when it’s all said and done, you are the one who did it.