Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and disease in Michigan.
In Washtenaw County, 15% of adults smoke cigarettes, up from 12% in 2010. This is the first time the smoking rate has increased since the Washtenaw County Health Department began collecting data through the Health Improvement Plan survey in 1995.
Quitting tobacco is a process. The first step is the hardest. When you are ready to quit, The Michigan Tobacco Quitline can help you with each step in the quitting process.
Call the Michigan Tobacco Quitline Today! 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or visit the Michigan Tobacco Quitline website.
The Michigan Tobacco Quitline provides free services for:
- The uninsured
- Pregnant women
- Residents enrolled in Medicaid and Medicare
- Cancer patients
- Native Americans.
When you enroll, you get:
- Special tools
- A support team of coaches
- Research-based information
- A community of others trying to become tobacco free
Overcoming Common Barriers
The expert coaches can talk to you about overcoming common barriers, such as:
- Dealing with stress
- Fighting cravings
- Coping with irritability
- Controlling weight gain
The free telephone service allows you to speak to a coach in person. Through the telephone program you may be eligible to receive a supply of gum, patches, or lozenges. Calls are answered 24/7 in multiple languages and text messaging is also available. Visit the Michigan Tobacco Quitline online services to see success stories and to enroll.
Additional Resources to Help You Quit Smoking
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Tobacco website: Quitting resources, information for health care providers and more.
- Smokefree website: Resources for everyone. See bottom of screen for sites in Spanish, for women and teens.
For more information about any of the above programs, contact Kim Collom.
More Information and Resources
- Clean Indoor Air Regulation: Information and resources on the Washtenaw County ordinance.
- Substance Use Prevention and Treatment: Substance use prevention and treatment services are provided by the Community Mental Health Partnership of Southeast Michigan. Call 734-344-6079 or 888-566-0489 to access treatment services.