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Don’t Go it Alone: Get a Quit Coach and Free Patches for Great American Smokeout

November 18, 2014

Hendersonville, NC— There has never been a better time to quit smoking in North Carolina than the 2014 Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, on November 20. Any tobacco user who registers to quit with QuitlineNC on November 20 is eligible to receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches to help them quit for good.

QuitlineNC, North Carolina’s telephone and online quit-smoking support service, is ready to help smokers – as well as other tobacco users – take advantage of this great opportunity by working with a Quit Coach.

“The nicotine in tobacco is addictive and it can be difficult to quit,” said Amanda Vranich, health promotion coordinator with the Department of Public Health. “The combination of coaching and nicotine replacement therapy of this special offer can be a lifeline to help more people in Henderson County quit successfully.”

A Quit Coach can help you plan to quit, offer tips and support, mail you materials, and be there for you every step of the way – whether you choose to quit for the Great American Smokeout or any time. Nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches, can also be a big help.

“An expert Quit Coach has knowledge and tips that go way beyond the support you can get from a friend or co-worker,” said Vranich. “They can tell you about local quit smoking programs, sign you up for web coaching and even call you back to check on your progress. And, if you register on Great American Smokeout day, they can send you eight weeks of free nicotine patches, too.”

Get your own Quit Coach and free nicotine patches on November 20 by calling 1-800-Quit-Now (1-800-784-8669) or visit For service in Spanish call 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569). QuitlineNC operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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