Michigan residents who are trying to get rid of a cigarette can get free stamps, gums or nicotine lozenges from the state this summer as part of a national campaign to reduce the number of diseases related to smoking.
Michigan Department of Health and Social Services offers up to eight weeks of nicotine patches, gums or lozenges to residents who call the Michigan Tobacco line at 800-QUIT-NOW or 800- 784-8669.
Free products to quit smoking will be available until September 30, and the Quitline is open to Michigan residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, according to state officials.
The offer coincides with the "Quit Smoking Tips" campaign of the Prevention and Prevention Councils, which highlights the stories of people living with the effects of smoking-related illnesses and exposure to second-hand smoke.
"The CDC's Advice campaign reminds people of the harmful effects of smoking and connects them to important resources like Michigan Tobacco Quitline," said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, Medical Director and Deputy Director of Health, in a statement. MDHHS. "MDHHS is committed to helping Michigandans stop tobacco products and reduce their risk of contracting tobacco-related diseases, such as cancer and heart disease."