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Kentucky To Again Offer Tobacco Quit Line

Kentucky state government is again helping provide free over-the-phone counseling for smokers who want to kick the habit.Anyone who wants to quit smoking or chewing tobacco can call the tobacco quit line. It will connect the caller to a counseling center in Mississippi, where professionals will offer support and tips for tobacco cessation.Dr. William Hacker with the Cabinet for Public Health says this time of year is a popular time to quit, and many Kentuckians will need help.“Unfortunately, we rank number one in the United States with the percent of adult smokers – over 25 percent. We therefore rank number one in the incidents of death from lung cancer in the United States," he says. "We also have a high incidence of smoking during pregnancy.”The tobacco quit line is paid for by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.