The Alabama Tobacco Quitline
The American Cancer Society will mark Thursday as the Great American Smokeout. It is an event that calls for tobacco users across the nation to quit for 24 hours. Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the nation. More than 7,500 adults over the age of 35 in Alabama die each year from smoking related illnesses. The Alabama Tobacco Quitline offers free telephone and online coaching help to anyone ready to quit tobacco use, or to anyone who wants more information about quitting. To get help or for more information on quitting tobacco, go to www.quitnowalabama.com or call 1-800-QUITNOW. Phone lines are open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.