Understanding The Journey

Nicotine is highly addictive, and the habit of the hand-to-mouth motion adds to the difficulty of quitting. Plus, tobacco marketing leads people to believe that e-cigarettes, hookah, and smokeless tobacco are safe alternatives to smoking.

If you’re helping — or wanting — a loved one or friend to quit, remember that most people take 5 - 7 tries to quit before succeeding. Your encouragement and the tools, confidence, and support of the Quitline are the best chance for someone to quit for good.


Tools to Help Them Quit

Illinois Tobacco Quitline



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