HONOLULU, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline announces their new online Coaching service. This service provides experienced web-based Quit Coaches® and free nicotine patches and gum to help curb cravings. In addition, they provide interactive lessons, exercises and tracking tools, online discussion forums with Quit Coaches and others trying to quit, plus encouraging and educational emails and texts.
The Quitline's new web-based program allows tobacco users to create an easy-to-follow quitting plan plus exclusive access to the online program without calls from a Quit Coach. Enrollment is confidential via their website, www.ClearTheSmoke.org. Each plan is personalized to every user's specific needs. Nicotine patches or gum are mailed directly to each tobacco user's home.
The Quitline will continue to provide free phone services through it's 1-800-QUIT-NOW phone line, which include a personalized quit plan with a trained phone-based Quit Coach and free nicotine patches or gum. All Quitline programs are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, whether using the toll free phone number or the web-based program.
The new web services are meant to appeal to a whole new generation of tobacco users. "Some people don't want to call or go into a program to get help quitting, particularly some of the younger smokers. This service will provide evidence-based quit smoking help through your computer" states Lola Irvin, Tobacco Settlement Project Manager. "With the University of Hawaii at Manoa and more beaches and parks going smoke-free next year, we believe this service will inspire people to quit."
The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline has been helping residents of Hawaii quit smoking for almost a decade, helping over 63,000 local residents facing issues with tobacco.
For more information or to register for the web services, visit clearthesmoke.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
About Hawaii Tobacco Quitline and Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund
The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline is funded by the Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund. The trust fund's dollars represent a portion of Hawaii's Master Settlement Agreement payments resulting from a joint lawsuit against the four biggest U.S. tobacco companies to recover health care costs for treatment of tobacco-related illnesses paid for by taxpayers, The Hawaii Tobacco Prevention and Control Trust Fund provides resources for community organizations to create and maintain a Hawaii free from tobacco use, addiction, and exposure to second-hand smoke.
SOURCE Hawaii Tobacco Quitline