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August 5, 2004

Colquitt County - A south Georgia hospital is trying to help employees kick a bad habit. 

Colquitt Regional Medical Center is now smoke free, so they are giving employees free nicotine patches and gum.

Some workers, like Jennifer Sellers, are already in the third step of the quitting process.

She was a smoker for 20 years and hasn't had a cigarette in seven weeks. Sellers explains, "I have quit periodically and I know it's bad for me, so this was actually a good thing for me.  It was motivation to quit."

Nearly 100 employees are taking advantage of the free patches and gum.

They will be available for employees until the middle of August.

posted at 4:55PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com