smoking cessation

Salem Resident Talks About Breaking the Smoking Habit

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She says what helped her the most was an advertising campaign launched by the Center for Disease Control

June 28, 2012 -- After 28 years of smoking, a TV commercial from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) new advertising campaign convinced at least one Oregonian, who lives Salem, to try to quit.

Oregon Health Plan Members Still Puffing Away

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But, at the same time, Oregon is known nationally for helping people quit the habit

April 12, 2012 -- Oregon has one of the strongest programs in the country to help people stop puffing on cigarettes, yet its preponderance of low-income smokers remains high. A survey conducted last year found that 31 percent of people on the Oregon Health Plan are smokers, roughly 201,000 Oregonians, compared to a 15 percent rate among the general public.

Oregon Tobacco Quit Line Offers More Online Coaching

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Smokers who use Quit Line report better chances of breaking the habit

November 16, 2011 --Almost 70 percent of Oregon tobacco users want to quit, and those who use the free Oregon Tobacco Quit Line have a better chance of breaking their addiction for good. New online coaching services, in addition to phone coaching, make the Quit Line more convenient and accessible than ever.

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