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Washington Tobacco Quitline is Back

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-  The Tobacco Quitline is back, offering Washington residents free help to quit using tobacco.

Backed by new state funding, the Washington Department of Health is once again able to provide help for all adult tobacco users in the state regardless of insurance status.

The Tobacco Quitline provides free counseling, a personal quit plan, quit kit, and referrals to local resources.

Eligible callers can also get a free supply of nicotine patches or gum.

According to the Washington Department of Health, more than 170,000 residents received help from the Quitline since opening its services in 2000.

Washington was the only state this past year without the Quitline help for people without insurance due to funding cuts in 2011.

Toll Free Washington Tobacco Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW