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Teen Smoking Help in Arizona

Teen Smoking Help in Arizona
September 03
16:45 2013

Arizona is launching the first-ever comprehensive program aimed at helping adolescents and young adult smokers quit smoking called “THE CIGNAL.” The program uses a website www.thecignal.com with customized tips and advice for young smokers and uses a toll free helpline (1-800-55-66-222) where they can talk to quit coaches for free.

Stephen Michael, Arizona Smokers’ Helpline and THE CIGNAL director, said focusing on adolescent and young adult cessation is important because about 17 percent of Arizona youth use tobacco products. More than half of youth smokers do not try to quit, according to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey.

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