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|Jump to full article: WFXL Fox 31 (Albany, GA), 2011-07-25|
Author: FOX 31 News Team
The ability to quit smoking tobacco in Georgia just got easier.
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is now offering free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) support to the 14 counties in the Albany Public Health District. The program is administered through the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line, and offers uninsured adult callers (ages 18 and older) nicotine patches or gum at no cost.
"Research indicates that most smokers make several attempts before they can successfully quit and resist the nicotine addiction," said Dr. Kimberly Redding, DPHâ��s Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program. As noted in the 2010 Surgeon Generalâ��s report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You, quitting may take several tries before an individual succeeds.
Regardless of insurance status, the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line provides free and confidential, professional counseling tailored to tobacco users ages 13 and older including pregnant Georgia women.
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