CHICAGO (CBS) — If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, there are a number of incentives.

In addition to improving your own health and that of those around you, there’s also the cost to consider.

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The state raised taxes on cigarettes this past June, and Cook County will hike its tax by one dollar a pack in March.

Respiratory Health Association President Joel Africk said quitting in the new year provides not only a chance to start fresh, but to avoid the cold weather.

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State Public Health Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck said, when smokers are ready, they should call 866-QUIT-YES (866-784-8937). Through the state’s tobacco quit line, smokers can get assigned a counselor, information about quitting and medication.

Hasbrouck said the quit line has fielded 25,000 calls so far this year. They’ve expanded hours and staff to take more calls.

A spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health said the hotline now has 15 staffers answering phones from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Hasbrouck said attitudes about smoking are changing in Illinois.

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He said 73 percent of residents forbid smoking in their own home in 2005. Now, that’s up to 82 percent.