Tobacco Prevention

Break the Habit

The "Break the Habit" smoking cessation program is a joint effort by the Henry and Stark County Health Departments and the Illinois Tobacco Quitline/American Lung Association Helpline. This program is available to residents in Henry County and Stark County that desire assistance with smoking cessation efforts.


The program is open to participants age 18 and older. Participants under age of 18 will need the consent of a parent or guardian as well as their physician, if they desire to use nicotine replacement patches from the health department. We do not restrict those under 18 from phoning the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-784-8937.

Pregnant women who participate will need a written script from their doctor to participate.


The Quitline is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 9 pm. For more information you can call the Health Department at 309-852-7255 or go to the Illinois Tobacco Quitline website.