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State Smoking Hot Line Received 100,000 Call For Help

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department of Health reports the Washington State Tobacco Quit Line recently received its 100,000th call for help.

The line opened for business seven years ago.

The department says its toll-free quit line has been crucial in the state's tobacco prevention and control efforts.

The department says the efforts have contributed to a 24 percent drop in adult smoking in Washington since 2000.

Thursday is the Great American Smoke-Out organized by the Amercian Cancer
Society.

It's a day designated to encourage smokers to quite.  If you need help call the quit line.

The number is: 1-800-quit-now.

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