another cigarette in the hospital. Years later, when her own health
began to suffer, she found support through a QUITPLAN Center with
-- Mark Struthers: A pack-a-day smoker for 20 years, he decided to quit
one Sunday morning while sitting at his home computer, smoking a
cigarette and reading the list of lung cancer symptoms online. As a
career counselor who helps other people plan for the future, he found
reassurance talking to a QUITPLAN Center counselor who helped him map
out a plan to end his tobacco use.
The personal photo essays feature the photography of Doug Beasley, founder and director of St. Paul-based Vision Quest Photographic Arts Center. Known for photography that emphasizes vision and personal expression in everyday life, his work has been exhibited internationally and is widely published. For the ClearWay Minnesota photo essay, Beasley used black and white photography to portray each smoker's personality.
Launched in 2001, QUITPLAN Services have helped more than 10,000
Minnesotans successfully quit smoking, and encompass five different
programs to help smokers quit. Minnesotans can find out about all the
QUITPLAN Services available to them by calling 1-888-354-PLAN (7526).
QUITPLAN(R) Services for Minnesotans include:
-- The QUITPLAN(R) Helpline - The QUITPLAN Helpline, 1-888-354-PLAN
(7526), offers telephone counseling and free nicotine patches, lozenges
or gum to eligible callers.
-- quitplan.com - The website offers free lifetime membership, helpful
quitting tools and activities and the chance to connect online with
thousands of others who have chosen to quit tobacco.
-- QUITPLAN(R) Centers - QUITPLAN Centers provide in-person counseling in
a healthcare setting, as well as access to nicotine patches, lozenges
|SOURCE ClearWay Minnesota|
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