INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering tobacco users free medication to help them quit.
The state health department says nicotine replacement therapy will be available until supplies run out. The department says nearly 7,500 residents received a free two-week supply of nicotine replacement therapy, including gum or patches, in the past year.READ MORE: Police Officer Responding To Shooting, Struck By Bullet Fired By 15-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
Tobacco users first must enroll in the Indiana Tobacco Quitline, which provides a coach who will make a personalized quit plan. Online counseling is also provided. Once enrolled, users will receive a two-week supply of medication. The phone number is (800) 784-8669.READ MORE: World's Smallest Flying Structure Developed By Northwestern Engineers
The department says about 22 percent of Indiana adults smoke, and smoking kills 11,000 Hoosiers each year.MORE NEWS: Ed's Driveway: Volkswagen ID.4
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