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.
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