State offering free aid to help quit tobacco

County residents wanting to quit tobacco can have free help through a special promotion from Quit Now Indiana.

Quit Now Indiana is offering free nicotine gum, patches or lozenges to Hoosiers while supplies last to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign. The Tips from Former Smokers campaign is the U.S.’s first federally funded national tobacco education campaign, and the campaign has had a significant effect over the last 10 years by helping more than 1 million U.S. adults quit smoking and inspiring millions more to try to quit, according to an Indiana Department of Health news release.

The promotion is available to individuals who enroll in one of Quit Now Indiana’s services, such as phone counseling or Pick Quit, a new individual services program. Once enrolled, participants will receive a free two-week supply of nicotine gum, patches or lozenges, the news release says.

For more information on how to get the free help from Quit Now Indiana, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW, text READY to 200-400 or visit