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Quitting smoking tops New Year's resolutions lists

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KENNEWICK, Wash. The new year is just around the corner which means its time to start thinking of a New Year's resolution and for many people quitting smoking is at the top of their list.

Every January, the Washington state Tobacco Quit Line says they get a spike in calls from people looking to kick the habit. Studies show that calling can double the chances of quitting successfully. It starts with a phone call. You'll talk with a trained quit coach who will help you assess your situation and develop your own plan to quit. They will also help you learn strategies to cope with withdrawal symptoms and stress.

"It's really going to be about changing their habits and their routines. There's a lot that goes into this but a lot of people have been smoking for a number of years and its important to really get to the bottom of this and start making some life changes as far as routines go and their habits," said Jessica Castle, Quit Coach.

The Tobacco Quit Line is funded by the Department of Health. For more information on quitting go to www.quitline.com