The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas can assist you towards stopping your use of tobacco products. Our team of counselors, healthcare professionals, and peer support can provide individual counseling, group counseling, nicotine replacement therapy, and other resources to help you along your journey. For medically qualified patients, nicotine replacements such as gum, patches, and lozenges can help you stop using tobacco products.
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) works by supplying the body with small doses of nicotine without the harmful chemicals found in tobacco. NRT helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping the use of tobacco such as smoking, vaping, and chewing.
At CHC/SEK, we encourage our patients to use KanQuit, a free service for all Kansans that provides counseling, support, and other resources to help you stop using tobacco. KanQuit provides coaching over the phone or online, text messaging, email support, and quit medication (nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges) to those that qualify.
The Quitline is free. The cost is paid by your public health department, health plan, or employer.
Quitline is based on proven strategies. KanQuit has already helped more than 1.5 million people in their quit journey.
The Quitline is self-paced and customized for each person. You decide the details of your plan such as how often you speak with a quit coach and whether you use quit medications.
The Quitline is staffed by trained coaches, all of whom have completed rigorous Tobacco Treatment Specialist training.