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Teen smokers can get help to quit

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - If you're a teen looking to quit smoking, there's help out there for you. Tobacco continues to be the major cause of premature death and disability on the island, which is what prompted the Tobacco Free Guam Quitline.

Program coordinators Elizabeth Guerrero said, "The impact of seeing it on a daily basis at your mom and pop store at the gas station makes it more attractive to try," with and program coordinator Cerina Mariano adding, "Currently the data we have shows that youth smokers are about 25% or more but on the flip side there are about 75% of youth that want to quit smoking so that's why the Quitline was established."

The Quitline is free of charge, confidential, and open 24/7. The number to call is 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

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