It’s no secret that quitting tobacco can feel like an impossible task but free resources are available to make the pursuit possible. The best thing a tobacco user can do for their overall health is to quit, shares TriCounty Health Director Jordan Mathis, and research shows that the majority of users want to quit. The first thing to start the journey is to write down the reasons for quitting. “I always encourage people to start there,” says Mathis. “Whether it is for family or health, the benefits need to outweigh the negatives.” Once an individual feels ready to quit, it’s important to find the right free resource that can help. 1-800-QUIT-NOW offers a free coach and 8 weeks of nicotine gum or the patch to help with the quitting process. Waytoquit.org is another free resource that offers coaching and the free gum or patch. Local representatives at TriCounty Health are also available to offer resources that have been proven to help tobacco users quit. There is even a special program for pregnant mothers that offers additional benefits. Visit www.tricountyhealth.com for more information.