Although it can be very difficult to quit, there are a variety of resources and programs – many of them totally free - to help smokers do so. Contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for help in locating resources to help you quit. Call the Winnebago County Health Department at 1-815-720-4269 for information about quit programs and resources available locally. Or you can call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937) where trained counselors can provide phone assistance and materials to assist smokers in quitting. Move into the holidays and the New Year by quitting this deadly and expensive habit. Make 2014 your best year ever to improve your health for your family – your friends – and most of all yourself.