Local Help Available for Smokers Who Are Trying to Kick the Habit

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

If you're trying to stop smoking, there is local help available and it's free.

The state is funding a program for folks to kick the habit and the Palmer Drug Program in Midland is jumping on board.

It's a telephone number 1-800-quit-line.

When you dial the number, you'll speak with an addiction counselor.

They'll give you options for nicotine replacement therapy like throat lozenges, gum, and patches.

"A lot of people don't believe this.  They want to know what the catch is.  The catch is - you need to quit!" Dale Saego with the Palmer Drug Rehab Center, said.

PDAP will also begin offering smoking education classes next month.

For more information on the program, call 685-3645.