One of the most popular resolutions at the beginning of each year is the desire to quit smoking, with more than 70% of smokers reporting they want to quit.
Ohians now have the opportunity to use one of the most effective online quit smoking programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking® Plus, for free. For those who enroll, free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches) are also available.
“We’re excited to offer this program to our fellow Ohians to help them quit smoking, especially with this online option,” said Emily Reising, Health Promotions Specialist for the Lung Association. “The interactive program allows you to create a unique quit smoking plan on your computer, tablet or smartphone. In addition to tremendous health benefits, quitting smoking also has financial benefits. Not buying cigarettes saves over $2,000 a year on average.”
Smoking is a risk factor for severe illness from COVID-19, which makes 2021 an even more opportune time to begin the journey to quitting once and for all. With the help of the Lung Association, more than a million people have achieved success with their goal to quit smoking.
“The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity for people, when they’re ready, to find the proven quit smoking support they need. Quitting smoking will immediately improve your health and might also decrease your odds of severe illness from COVID-19. It’s the perfect way to set yourself up for a healthy new year and healthy years to come,” said Reising.
From now until June 30, 2021, Ohio residents can access Freedom From Smoking® Plus at no cost—a $99.95 value per person. Ohioans can visit Lung.org/ohio-ffs for more information about the program and to register. Freedom From Smoking® can be accessed online, as a virtual clinic, by phone at 1-800-LUNG-USA, press 2 and through a self-guided workgroup.
For media interested in speaking with an expert, contact the James A. Martinez at [email protected] or 312-445-2501.
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, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.