Smoking 'quitlines' provide easy access and is a cost effective yet beneficial way to help people kick the habit.
Further, 'quitlines' can be a great help to smokers habituated to alcohol consumption. Earlier studies have pointed to the connection between smoking and drinking alcohol and the effects of one habit on the other.
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Smoking cessation 'quitlines' are doubly beneficial as they can help people quit smoking as well as control heavy drinking.
Christopher Kahler, PhD., professor at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown Univerity, said,"Quitlines have a broad reach, serving about half a million smokers in the US each year, and are able to reach populations of smokers that would otherwise be difficult to provide services to They are a remarkable success story in taking tested treatment methods, validating them for use in a new format, and disseminating this approach very broadly. Quitlines are available in all 50 states and are common in Europe, Canada, and elsewhere."