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Free Nicotine Patches Are Given By Ohio Program

Free Nicotine Patches Are Given By Program

Nearly 2 million Ohio tobacco users (of 11.48 million population) can receive two weeks of free nicotine patches when they enroll in the OhioQuits program, the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation’s new, expanded tobacco cessation program.

OhioQuits will provide a combination of free nicotine replacement therapy and expanded cessation coaching options by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

This pairing is one of the most proven-effective methods for successfully quitting tobacco and is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“We anticipate that the offer of free nicotine patches to those who call 1-800-QUIT-NOW and enroll will serve a much larger number of Ohioans who want to end their deadly addiction to tobacco for good,” said Mike Renner, executive director of the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation.

The new OhioQuits program will also offer Ohioans expanded methods of cessation coaching including telephone based counseling plus individual and group centered face-to-face coaching through five Tobacco Treatment centers and an online option, offered later this spring.

Locally, Tobacco Treatment centers are located at the Cleveland Clinic and Humility of Mary Health Partners’ St. Elizabeth and St. Joseph Health Centers in Youngstown.

Ohioans ready to quit tobacco may call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit Calls will be answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.

To date, 1-800-QUIT-NOW has fielded more than 130,000 calls and helped more than 27,000 Ohioans.

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