State offering free help to quit tobacco

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is open once again to give Hoosiers free nicotine replacement therapy.

The hotline will be open until supplies last. Last year, nearly 7,500 Hoosiers received a two-week supply of the medication for free.

To participate, Hoosier tobacco users must first enroll. Then, participants will get a coach and a personalized quit plan, which includes a two-week supply of gum or patches and online counseling.

While the season of New Year's resolutions has passed, it's never too late to make a change to a healthier lifestyle.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Hoosiers quit smoking every day, ad there are more former smokers than current smokers nationwide.

To enroll, call the Indiana Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW or go to