The KDHE is offering all phone coaching enrollees four weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy

Lawrence, KANSAS – According to the state officials, people who want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco can choose a lozenge, gum, or patch that will be mailed directly to their home.

According to KDHE, the Quitline will distribute the nicotine replacement therapy in 2-week doses after completing the 1st and 2nd phone coaching calls. The resources are being offered in connection with coaching and the campaign, 

Tips from Former Smokers, currently on the air and featuring real people to increase awareness of free quit-smoking resources among adults—no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make.

The Kansas Tobacco Quitline is a great resource in which any resident 18 and older can receive free advice, counseling, support, and free nicotine replacement therapy (while supplies last). The Quitline phone number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

KDHE Cessation Coordinator, Matthew Schrock, said:

“We want all people who use tobacco to know that although quitting is hard, they can do it. Individuals who smoke often try to quit several times before succeeding, but proven treatments and services are available that can improve your chances to quit for good. We encourage all Kansans to try to quit, and if they want free help, take advantage of this opportunity.”