According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco causes more than 5 million deaths per year worldwide, and is estimated to cause more than 8 million deaths annually by 2030.
The City of Evanston wants to help you decrease this statistic.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The City of Evanston’s Health Department, along with the American Cancer Society, is offering a program through the Illinois Tobacco Quitline entitled “Break the Habit” for all City of Evanston residents age 18 and older who have a desire to stop using tobacco products.
This program is made possible by funds from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Residents enrolled in the program will receive eight weeks of free nicotine patches and information on how to quit effectively.
To receive these nicotine patches, a resident would have to call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, set a quit date, and participate in a weekly counseling session over the phone with a Quitline counselor.
To enroll in the “Break the Habit” program, call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES. The Quitline is staffed Monday-Friday, 7 am-9 pm CST.
For more information on Evanston’s “Break the Habit” program or about equipment pick-up sites, please call the Evanston Health Department at 847-866-2920.
Jonathan Webb, MPH, Division Manager, Community Health/Management Analyst City of Evanston Health Department, 847-448-8053.