Congratulations in taking a huge positive step in your life and deciding to quit smoking (Hammer, “Time to Stop Smoking,” March 22-29) ... your girlfriend is correct that you need to do it for yourself!
Quitting is difficult! You are kicking an addiction but it will be the most rewarding thing you can do for YOURSELF and you future!
One new service in Indiana that started last week is the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, 1-800-QUIT-NOW. It is a free phone-based counseling service available for anyone in Indiana to call to receive help, have questions answered, materials, info on how to use the patch, gum, inhaler, etc. correctly and effectively based on your addiction (which can often be a reason why people don’t succeed using them) and info on local resources.
Call the Quitline for information and keep me posted on your progress. If there is anything that I can do to answer questions or offer help, please let me know!