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Cessation

West Virginia Cessation Program
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

The Cessation Program’s goal is to educate users on the dangers of all forms of tobacco and provide successful ways to quit through the following programs and initiatives.


West Virginia Tobacco Cessation Quitline

West Virginia Tobacco Quitline

The WV Tobacco Quitline, managed by beBetter Networks, www.bebetter.net, has operated since July 2000. Since that time the Quitline has enrolled over 73,000 West Virginians for Quitline services. 

Learn more about the West Virginia Tobacco Quitline.

 Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Initiative

Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Initiative

The tobacco free pregnancy initiative educates those who are pregnant, as well as women of child-bearing age, on the dangers of using tobacco and educates healthcare providers about the urgent need for face-to-face tobacco cessation counseling.

In May 2013 there was an expert panel on Tobacco Free Pregnancy convened in Charleston, WV.  To read a report on recommendations from the panel click here.  To read the Executive Summary of the report click here.


Learn more about the Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Initiative.

 Save Face - Stop Spit Tobacco

Save Face - Stop Spit Tobacco

The Save Face-Stop Spit Tobacco Program is an educational program overseen by the WVU School of Dentistry which addresses the high rate of spit tobacco use in West Virginia.

Learn more about the Save Face Program.

 About Face - Stop Spit Tobacco

ABOUT FACE - Stop Spit Tobacco

In collaboration with our Save Face Program, our ABOUT FACE Program addresses spit tobacco for the military and their families. Up to 70% of West Virginia’s military families have at least one member using spit tobacco. The ABOUT FACE Program reaches out to veterans, active military and the WV National Guard and their families.

Learn more about the ABOUT FACE Program.

 

N-O-T NOT ON TOBACCO


N-O-T is the American Lung Association's voluntary program to help teens: stop smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke; increase their healthy lifestyle behaviors; and improve their life-management skills.

Learn more about N-O-T Not On Tobacco
 
 

Health Care Provider Education

To assist health care providers in advising patients on the dangers of using tobacco, DTP has partnered with the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV to offer FREE face-to-face tobacco cessation training.

Learn more about the Health Care Provider Education.

 

Other Cessation Programs and Partners

The Tobacco Cessation Program is fortunate to have a large statewide network of partners. With the valuable assistance of all of our partners, the Tobacco Cessation Program is able to discover new and innovative ways to reach West Virginians who use tobacco.

See more Cessation Programs and Partners.

 

  To learn more about the Tobacco Cessation Program, please contact Kathy Danberry, Tobacco Cessation Program Manager, kathy.m.danberry@wv.gov or 304.356.4221.

 
Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol Street | Room 514 | Charleston, WV 25301 | Phone: (304) 356-4193 | Toll-free: (866) 384-5250 | Fax: (304) 558-1553

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