During the month of April, the nation focuses on Alcohol Awareness Month.  Those who struggle with alcohol know how hard it can be do get and keep it under control.  Offen times, those with alcohol problems also struggle with tobacco use issues.  For many, these two go hand in hand.

The New York State Smokers Quitline is an excellent tool that is available for those who wish to "ditch the drink and quit the cigarette."  The number is 1-888-697-8487.

With proper support an individual may be able to overcome issues with both alcohol and tobacco.  Surveys have shown that many people have found curbing alcohol use makes giving up tobacco markedly easier.  The New York State Quitline will provide you with tips on how to ease your struggle.  The line will remind you of the benefits of taking deep breaths periodically, or going out for a walk during stressful times, or even just connecting with friends for one-on-one support.

If you are struggling with alcohol or tobacco issues, April is the perfect month to face this challenge head on.  You can visit nyssmokefree.com or visit any of the Quitline's social media platforms for further assistance.

Of course, you should consult with your physician for any advice before undertaking any significant changes in your habits.  Then, the Quitline's Quit Coaches are available seven days a week beginning at 9 a.m. by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS. Don't hesitate to call these support experts.  These highly trained and caring professionals incorporate motivational interviewing techniques to empower tobacco users to develop personalized quit plans.

Good luck on your journey in easing your alcohol and tobacco issues.  Again, April is the perfect month to take up your personal challenge!

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