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Free nicotine replacement therapy is available

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing help to Georgians who want to quit smoking and stop using tobacco products. With grant money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DPH is offering a four-week supply of free Nicotine Replacement while supplies last. 

Along with the American Cancer Society and the Great American Smokeout, DPH is urging Georgians to quit smoking not just for the day, but for life.

More than 1.5 million Georgians aged 18 and older smoke cigarettes. Another 317,000 adults in Georgia use some form of smokeless tobacco like chewing tobacco, snuff, or snus.  And recent data shows that tobacco use is increasing among Georgia teens and young adults putting even more lives at risk for cancer.

Smoking costs Georgians $1.8 billion in direct healthcare costs every year and $3.2 billion in lost productivity.

Every year in Georgia, more than 10,000 people die from smoke related illnesses – that's more than alcohol, cocaine and heroin, AIDS, murders, suicides, auto accidents and fires combined. 

The free Nicotine Replacement Therapy medication comes in the form of patches and gum. Georgians who use tobacco and are ready to quit, can contact the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line at 1-877-270-STOP (7867) for the free therapies, while supplies last.

The Georgia Tobacco Quit Line provides free and confidential, professional tobacco cessation telephone and web-based counseling to all Georgia tobacco users ages 13 and older including pregnant and postpartum women.

Since 2001, the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line has helped nearly 95,000 Georgians in their attempts to stop smoking.

 The Quit Line is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

 

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