Quit Now Kentucky is a statewide telephone service that provides free counseling and support for people who want to stop smoking or using other tobacco products.
Shirley Robinson Daulton with the Russell County Health Department and a big advocate against tobacco use spoke to WJRS News about the Quit Line.
Daulton said besides the obvious, there are several reasons to quit smoking.
State officials say tobacco use and dependence is the leading preventable cause of death in Kentucky and the nation. They say more than 8,000 Kentuckians die each year because of tobacco related diseases.