Smoking Out the New Year 

January 1st is the start of many new year’s resolutions, and for a number of Mainers, that means no lighting up.Quitting smoking is a popular new year’s resolution.So it probably comes as no surprise that new year’s day typically begins the busiest time of the year for the Maine Tobacco Helpline.Treatment specialists expect calls to the center to double in January.When a person calls the helpline they’re offered personal coaching on how to quit and how not to get discouraged when it doesn’t happen overnight.Statistics show that it takes a typical smoker close to eight tries before they quit smoking for good.The helpline can also provide nicotine replacement medication for qualifying individuals.The Maine Tobacco Helpline is a toll free number: 1-800-207-1230.