Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center
Smoking Cessation Resources
Beginning October 1st, 2019, Lovell FHCC will become a Smoke Free Campus!
You Can Quit & Stay Smoke Free!Whether it is your first time quitting, or you are trying again, use this simple guide to find out which stage you are in, the local resources best fit to help you succeed, and what to prepare for next.
I'm not ready to quitThere will never be a good time to quit. Most people try 5-6 times, before they succeed. Breaking the addiction is tough, but it is not impossible. When you quit you improve your health, finances, and the lives of those you love.
Take Action!The following websites and local organizations can provide more information:
American Cancer Society
Lake County Health Department
American Lung Association
I'm thinking about quitting in the next 6 monthsThere are a lot of different ways you can quit. If you have tried one in the past that didn’t work, another method could be right for you. Consider talking to someone to find the right fit. If you have relapsed, you could repeat the steps that worked for you. You’ve already proven to yourself that you can quit and you know how you did it.
Take Action! Call the Lake County Health Department Quit Line
I’m preparing to quit in the next 30 daysDevelop a good plan. Determine a quit date, sign up for your program, and enlist the support of your family and friends. Relaxation techniques and changes in your daily routine are important strategies for quitting. Every step gets you closer to quitting and staying smoke free.
When you quit you may notice your body going through a lot of changes. Simple things like coughing more are signs of your body is recovering. Many things during the day may give you the urge to use tobacco, but you can stay on track by learning how to resist cravings and relying on your plan.
Take Action! Watch out! Stick closely to your plan and note exactly what happened if you are tempted to use again. If you are using medication, finish using the entire prescription. If you need refills, pick them up from the pharmacy well in advance of running out. Drink plenty of water.
I’m staying tobacco free
Cravings may continue after you quit. Holidays, vacations, and stressful times are the most trying. Learn how you can overcome cravings and stay tobacco free.
Take Action! Remember what it took to quit. Each may be a battle, but eventually it will get easier and you will succeed. If you do happen to relapse, consider what led to it and it will help you when you try again to plan and prepare to quit for good.
Smoking Cessation Resources
Lake County Illinois Resident Resources:
Lake County Health Department Tobacco Treatment Specialist http://www.lakecountyil.gov/3593/Tobacco-Cessation
Illinois telephone or online quit www.quityes.org 1-866-quityes
Wisconsin Resident Resources:
1-800 QUIT-NOW https://ctri.wisc.edu/quit-line/ Web or telephone coaching
Military, Veteran, and VA Employee Resources:
TRICARE and VA beneficiaries : intensive quit class offered at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center 1-800-393-0865 dial extension 85788
TRICARE Pharmacy "walk-in" program James A. Lovell FHCC dial extension 87600.
Active Duty members aboard NAVSTA Great Lakes base: Fisher Dental Clinic Extension 83331
VA Employee Health quit program , FHCC dial extension 84215
1-855-784-8838 Quitline gives live support 0900-2100 EST M-F with voicemail on weekends
Military/Veteran online quit program: https://tricare.mil/ucanquit2 wait for live chat box to appear on the page
American Lung Association online quit program: http://www.freedomfromsmoking.org/
Learn More http://www.lakecountyil.gov/Health/tobaccofree