Coalition takes aim at tobacco cessation

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 15, 2004

A newly former coalition is taking aim at tobacco use.

The Lawrence County Quitting the Use and Initiation of

Tobacco (QUIT) is working to increase cessation, reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and reduce the initiation of first use among youth.

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"The name Lawrence County Quit really tells residents what we're trying to do," said Angela Henderson, QUIT's community tobacco prevention coordinator. "We are a group of people coming together to help tobacco users quit."

The coalition was formerly known as the Appalachian Family and Children First Council Tobacco Prevention Initiative. The name was changed to be more recognizable.

It consists of

the Appalachian Family and Children First Council, The Lawrence County Health Department, Family Guidance Center, and the Lawrence County MRDD.

Henderson said a Web site is under development that will help residents have better access to quit's services. Anyone wanting more information may call 532-3962.