Our Goal: Decrease the rate of tobacco users in Mesa County by offering free and low cost resources to residents.
Quit Tobacco Today
In an effort to reduce the number of smokers in Mesa County, Mesa County Health Department, St. Mary’s Hospital, Primary Care Partners and Hilltop have partnered to empower local smokers to participate in community-wide quit dates.
Join your fellow community members and quit tobacco.
B4Babies Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program
This program is free to pregnant women who smoke tobacco. There are no income guidelines and mothers who stay quit will receive free diapers for one year. The B4Babies Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program provides education, support and encouragement to help quit smoking. Contact Karen Clymer at 970-254-2206 for more information.
Hilltop’s Tobacco Cessation Support Group
This is a 6-week evidence-based group lead program for employers’ wanting to offer some support to their employees. Groups can be held onsite at employers’ locations or at Hilltop’s Resource Center. Please call Amanda Salinas, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, at 970-244-0614 for information.
Marillac Clinic uses AccuWellness sessions using acupuncture to help with smoking cessation and the anxiety smoking cessation can cause. AccuWellness group sessions are available weekly, led by Rod Pyland LCSW. Many patients have found AccuWellness provides a greater sense of well-being. Contact Marillac Clinic at 298-1978 to sign up for the next AccuWellness session. Providers at the Marillac Clinic also encourage patients to use the Colorado Quitline and offer smoking cessation support through the use of medications.
Mesa County Public Health
Mesa County Health Department is the lead agency for the Colorado State Tobacco Education and Prevention Program (STEPP) funded through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Internally, the department works with Women, Infants & Children, SafeCare®, Nurse-Family Partnership and Mesa County Public Health Clinic staff to encourage program clients to quit tobacco and promote free and local cessation resources. Externally, we work to collaborate with and to be a resource for organizations providing tobacco cessation, prevention and education within the community.
Primary Care Partners
Paula Anderson, certified well-coach, provides resource information to people who would like to quit tobacco. Tom McCloskey, Primary Care Partners’ pharmacist, also coaches patients using medication as an aide in cessation.
In addition to providing tobacco cessation service to patients of Primary Care Partners: Western Colorado Physician’s Group, Tabeguache Family Practice and Sports Medicine, Family Physicians of Western Colorado, Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, and Red Canyon Family Medicine.
St. Mary’s Hospital
St. Mary’s has developed a “Tobacco Free Workplace” program for any company that wants to help their employees quit tobacco. St. Mary’s Survivorship Program provides free NRT (patches and gum), scholarships for Tobacco Cessation classes and Tobacco Free rack cards to any person or business who would like them. Contact Debra Hesse at (970) 298-2351.
Quit For You Program by Rite Aid
This program takes a personalized wellness approach to smoking cessation. Quit For You’s one-on-one communication with a specially trained pharmacist is what sets this program apart from the rest. It focuses on the positive change quitting smoking will have on you and the lives of all the people you’re quitting for. Click here for more information.
The Colorado QuitLine is a FREE online service available to Colorado residents 12 years of age and over. When you become a member, you get special tools, a support team of coaches, research-based information, and a community of others trying to become tobacco free. Their expert coaches can talk to you about overcoming common barriers, such as dealing with stress, fighting cravings, and coping with irritability.
Colorado QuitLine also offer a free telephone service, so you can speak to a coach in person, if you would prefer. Through the telephone program you can receive a supply of patches and other nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) too.
Call the QuitLine at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. Click here.