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Smoking quitline funding about to end

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Smoking quitline funding about to end

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – State funding for Washington’s Tobacco Quitline is about to come to an end.

The service is currently free to all adults in the state who are seeking help in ending the smoking habit, but that will change when state support and funding from the Centers for Disease Control will be no more as of Thursday.

State officials expect the CDC to provide some funding starting in August, but it will only cover a single phone call and won’t include nicotine patches or gum.

Through Wednesday, the stop-smoking services are free at 800-QUIT-NOW, or 800-784-8669.

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