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Rick McLeod, Program Director  |  479-531-1115  |  Rmcleod@farmersagent.com

Quitting tobacco use has immediate positive effects on health.  Within 20 minutes, blood pressure returns to normal and within 8 hours carbon monoxide levels in the blood stream drops by half and oxygen levels return to normal.  In 2 weeks circulation will increase, and continue to improve for the next 10 weeks. In three to nine months coughs, wheezing and breathing problems will dissipate as lung capacity improves by 10%. In 1 year risk of having a heart attack will drop by half.  In 5 years the risk of stroke returns to that of a non-smoker. And, in 10 years the risk of lung cancer will have returned to that of a non-smoker.

There are a wide variety of cessation resources, programs and support groups in Northwest Arkansas, as well as options for individuals. These include programs by the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, local health

how to quit

organizations and the Arkansas Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-784-8669, or click the link “Click To Call” at the bottom of this page. The call is confidential and free.

 

When tobacco users call the Arkansas Tobacco Quit Line they’ll receive non-judgmental expert support from a Quit Coach®. The Quit Line can provide free cessation aids (while supplies last) and will customize individual quitting plans.

The Arkansas Tobacco Quit Line is available seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Services are available in English, Spanish, Marshallese and others.

Quit Line is operated by Free & Clear, Inc., which has over 20 years’ experience in phone-based counseling. Free & Clear’s Quit For Life® Program is the nation’s leading tobacco cessation program

Who to Call...

There are a wide variety of cessation resources, programs and support groups in Northwest Arkansas, as well as options for individuals. These include programs by the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, local health organizations and the Arkansas Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-784-8669, or click the link “Click To Call” at the bottom of this page. The call is confidential and free.