Today, the Arkansas Tobacco Education Initiative, which is managed by the American Lung Association in Arkansas, announced several resources available to help teens and adults quit smoking and vaping.
The Arkansas Tobacco Education Initiative was formed to improve the health of all Arkansans by using evidence-based strategies through program initiatives, promotion of cessation services and recommendations of smokefree policies; to reduce the use of all tobacco products, including electronic nicotine delivery systems, within Arkansas.
The organization offers many resources, trainings and guidance for residents and healthcare providers, including:
Resources to Help Adults Quit Smoking: The program works with the Arkansas Department of Health to offer free resources for people who are ready to quit tobacco for good. Call 833-283-WELL or visit BeWellArkansas.org for help with quitting tobacco or managing diabetes and high blood pressure.
Resources to Help Teens Quit Tobacco: Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is a tobacco cessation program designed with teenagers in mind. It takes a holistic approach with each session using different interactive learning strategies based on Social Cognitive Theory of behavior change. This encourages a voluntary change for youth ages 14 to 19.
COPD Conference: Each year, the American Lung Association, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health, hosts educational sessions for health professionals on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management, the Gold Guidelines, vaccinations, and the medications to treat it amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information about the programs and resources offered by the Arkansas Tobacco Education Initiative, visit https://www.artei.org/.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.