New State Stop-Smoking Program Offers Free Nicotine Patches

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- A state foundation is offering a free two-week supply of nicotine patches to Ohioans who sign up for a new stop-smoking program.

Along with the patches, the "Ohioquits" program offers coaching to smokers trying to kick the habit. They can receive counseling by phone, at 1-800-quit-now, or in individual or group sessions at hospitals including the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University Medical Center and Toledo Hospital.

The Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation says smokers who take advantage of what the program offers are up to eight times more likely to quit for good.

The foundation was created by state lawmakers with Ohio's share of national tobacco settlement money.

(Copyright 2008 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
TheNewsCenter One Television Plaza Parkersburg, WV. 26101 304-485-4588
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16674791 -
Gray Television, Inc.