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If you're trying to quit smoking, you want every possible tool to help you kick the habit. One resource available to Iowans, though, could become a victim of state budget cuts.
1-800-QUIT-NOW -- the Iowa Quitline -- has provided services and counseling since 2001, for those trying to shake their tobacco habit.
"Research shows that when people call quitlines -- telephone-based quitlines -- they're twice as likely to quit smoking," said Iowa Dept. of Public Health executive officer Aaron Swanson.
The Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Tobacco Use Prevention and Control, which operates Quitline, says between 2000 and 2008, youth smoking dropped from 32- to 20%. The department says smoking among adults is down from about 23% in 2002 to 14% in 2008.
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