A study in the American Journal for Preventative Medicine (membership required) indicated that 85% of smokers preferred to contact a free telephone quit-smoking line to going to a doctor to stop smoking. Advantages include cost, convenience and anonymity. Experienced counselors will create an individualized quit plan for anyone who contacts them at the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Guidelines (1-800-784-8669). Offer this number to anyone you think might benefit. It is up to the smoker to make the phone call. Sometimes, all it takes is a nudge in the right direction.
National Network of Tobacco Cessation Guidelines (1-800-784-8669).