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Smoking is a hard habit to break. Now, the state is helping smokers kick the habit. You might qualify for free gum or patches to help you put down your cigarettes.

The program is offered by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Most smokers make 10 to 14 attempts before they actually quit and resist the nicotine addiction and now those wanting to give it a try can get the tools they need to help at no cost.

Davori Simon and Norman Hoggn have been lighting up for more than a decade. "I'll smoke at least two and half to three packs a day," said Hoggn.

Both men have tried to kick the habit, but say they couldn't keep up with the high price of gum and patches

Now, there is good news for folks who are in the same boat. The Georgia Department of Public Heath is now offering FREE gum and patches to those who are uninsured. "I think anytime something is free you have people more willing to try it," said David Cooper.

The program is administered through the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line and people living in the 14 counties in the Albany Public Health district are eligible.

CALL 1-877-270-STOP for more information.

 

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