TriCounty Health Offers Resources to Quit Tobacco

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. 

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.