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Smokers kick their bad habit

By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Health Department wants to help people kick a deadly, bad habit.

Smokers started their first week of a four week program to help them stop smoking. About 20 people signed up for the four-week smoking cessation program.

Thursday, people watched a video to show them what smoking does to the lungs, stomach, and the rest of the body. They also reviewed worksheets that explained the benefits of quitting now rather than later.

"One doctor we work with says you don't see too many old people who smoke because they just don't live to get old," said Vamella Lovett with the Dougherty County Health Department.

People who complete the four week program will receive a certificate that could give them a break on health insurance costs.

For anyone interested in signing up for the class, call the health department at 430-6230. It's offered three times a year for one hour a week.

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