GEORGIA QUITLINE - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

1-877-270-STOP
Why have millions of people quit using tobacco? Because they know it’s one of the best things they can do to have a healthier life. Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death around the world. It’s tough to quit tobacco. A minority of smokers achieve abstinence in an initial quit attempt. More than 70 percent of the 50 million US smokers want to quit, but only 2.5% per year succeed in quitting smoking permanently.

Tobacco dependence is a chronic disease where quitters face periods of relapse and remission. Adult cigarette use is 24% in Georgia and the Quit Line wants to help them quit. The support is there to make it happen!

What Is The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line?
The Tobacco Quit Line provides free counseling, a resource library, support and referral services for tobacco users. It is available for all Georgia residents age 18 or older and concerned parents of adolescents using tobacco. The Tobacco Quit Line is funded by the master tobacco settlement through the state’s Tobacco Use Prevention Section in partnership with the Georgia Cancer Coalition. It has no commercial bias and no products to promote. As a caller, you will receive free, professional support that’s tailored to your needs.

How Does The Quit Line Work?
A counselor conducts an initial interview with a caller to determine tobacco usage and willingness to quit. An assessment is made based on the caller’s needs and multiple options are presented. Callers will receive a customized quit plan, including up to five additional counseling phone calls. Up-to-date information about physician-recommended pharmacological support, such as nicotine gum, nicotine patches, and other items are available. A Tobacco Quit Kit, including materials tailored to the caller’s readiness to quit will be provided.

Why A Tobacco Quit Line?
Studies show that telephone-based cessation programs like the Quit Line produce higher quit rates. Quit Line interventions are evidence based, cost effective, with uniform quality standards.

Quit Lines are easily accessible to both urban and rural populations. Telephone services are acceptable and accessible to both men and women and no appointment is needed. They offer anonymity and confidentiality.

More than 10,000 people die in Georgia every year from tobacco-related illnesses—that’s more than all the deaths from alcohol, cocaine, heroin, AIDS, murder, suicide, auto accidents and fires combined. In spite of these chilling statistics, 24 percent of Georgia adults smoke. An estimated 30,000 Georgia children begin smoking every year and another 10,000 begin to use spit tobacco. The Tobacco Quit Line is a resource to help Georgians quit using tobacco.

Stop smoking. Start dialing. 1-877-270-STOP
Spanish 1-877-266-3863

The hours of operation for the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line are:

Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday Closed


Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
Center Hours & Services
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Douglas County

6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Cobb Locations

Acworth
4489 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30101
(770) 974-3330
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Cobb County Environmental Health
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except on holidays
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Marietta – Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Marietta – Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Smyrna (WIC)
3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
(770) 438-5105
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East Cobb
4958 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 120
Marietta, Georgia 30068
(678) 784-2180
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South Cobb (WIC)
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
770-514-2389
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Adolescent Health & Youth Development/Health Promotion
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
(678) 385-1360
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Douglas Locations

Douglas
6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Douglas County Environmental Health/Douglas Underage Drinking Prevention Program
8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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All Cobb & Douglas Public Health Centers will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day and will re-open on Tuesday, May 30. For questions, please call: 770-514-2300.
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