Join thousands in pledging to quit smoking
What is Quit2Win Awareness Week?
Quit2Win Awareness Week is an Arizona-wide effort to raise awareness about the health effects of smoking and to make the process of quitting as easy as possible. It brings together tobacco users and community members to emphasize that when people quit smoking, everyone wins.
The week also coincides with the Great American Smokeout (GASO)—this year on Thursday, November 17, 2016—which is a day hosted by the American Cancer Society that encourages tobacco users to make a plan to quit smoking.
How to Get Involved
If you smoke – Get a plan to quit
Making a plan to quit smoking can be one of the most important things you do if you want to quit for good. Call ASHLine at 1-800-55-66-222 to get a free plan to quit smoking and to work with a Quit Coach who will walk you through every step of quitting.
For non-smokers – Voice your support
Even if you don’t use tobacco, you can encourage someone who does to make a plan to quit. Your support makes a difference because oftentimes it takes 7-11 quit attempts before someone quits for good.
Support those who are trying to quit by posting words of encouragement using #Quit2Win.
New Arizona Statewide Campaign
As part of Quit2Win Awareness Week, ASHLine is launching a new community outreach effort to let tobacco users know that when you work with a Quit Coach, you double your chances of quitting successfully. We worked with prominent sports coaches in Arizona to talk about the importance of good coaching and to encourage everyone to quit tobacco.
The local Arizona sports coaches who participated include:
- Lute Olson | Legendary U of A Basketball Coach
- Tony La Russa | Arizona Diamondbacks Chief Baseball Analyst/Advisor
- Sandy Brondello | Phoenix Mercury Head Coach
- Todd Graham | ASU Football Head Coach
- Dave Tippett | Arizona Coyotes Head Coach
- Frank Yallop | Phoenix Rising Football Club Head Coach
- Earl Watson | Phoenix Suns Head Coach
For GASO day on Thursday, November 17th, all of the Quit2Win partners will gather at Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix, home of the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns. The event will highlight quitting resources available to Arizona residents and celebrate the launch of Quit2Win community outreach.
Smoking in Arizona
Since 2011, there are 200,000 fewer smokers in Arizona and the statewide rate of smoking is 14%—the lowest it’s ever been! Even still, tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and we can create healthier communities.
Quit2Win is sponsored by more than 20 local organizations and companies across Arizona.
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
ArMA (Arizona Medical Association)
Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
Arizona Multihousing Association
Arizona Pharmacy Association
Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine)
Arizona Trucking Association
Asian Pacific Community in Action
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Chicanos Por La Causa
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health University of Arizona
Mercy Care Plan
Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
Recovery Empowerment Network (REN)
Tanner Community Development Corporation (TCDC)
STAND (Students Taking a New Direction)