Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program Updated to Improve Service
Wyoming residents ready to stop smoking or using smokeless tobacco can get effective, generous help from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and its recently updated Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program. Residents who want to enroll or learn more about their options can visit www.quitwyo.org, which is the program’s new web address. Calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW is also available.
Kathi Wilson, Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program cessation coordinator with WDH, says “It’s been shown time and again that people who want to quit tobacco have a much higher chance for success if they have a plan with tools such as medication or nicotine replacement gum or patches, combined with some sort of coaching or similar support.”
Wyoming’s program offers free nicotine replacement therapy for those who medically qualify and will also cover a significant portion of the costs for prescription medications meant to help individuals quit. Phone or online support is also available at no cost to Wyoming residents.
WDH now works with National Jewish Health, a Denver hospital known as a respiratory healthcare leader, to operate the Wyoming program.