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Become an ex-smoker with free patches program

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Northern Kentucky residents who try to quit smoking using Quit Now Kentucky's resources now have an extra incentive: Residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties are eligible to receive two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches when they enroll in Quit NOW Kentucky's services.

Quit Now Kentucky is a free tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Quit Now Kentucky features proactive telephone coaching, web-based services and text messaging.

To use services provided by Quit Now Kentucky, simply call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST Monday through Sunday or log on to http://www.QuitNowKentucky.org. Doctors can also enroll patients online or by fax.

Quit Now Kentucky offers:

  • Support and advice from an experienced quit coach
  • A personalized quit program with self-help materials
  • Online resources
  • Mobile resources: eCoach mobile app and text messaging
  • Pregnancy/postpartum program

Participants who use Quit Now Kentucky will receive one intake call, a quit kit including the two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches, up to five scheduled coaching calls and unlimited inbound calls as part of their quit attempt.

Quit Now Kentucky serves all Kentuckians 15 years of age and older.

For more information on Quit Now Kentucky, please visit http://www.nkyhealth.org/quitnow.aspx.

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