CT to implement program to help smokers quit
Smokers who want to kick the habit will have help from the state thanks to a new program backed by federal money.
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says the free Connecticut Quitline program will not only help people break their addiction to tobacco, but also save the state hundreds of million of dollars in medical treatments that taxpayers currently fund.
Officials say the Connecticut Quitline program will provide two months worth of nicotine patches, and gum to tobacco users for free. Smokers have to register for the program on a first come, first served basis.
Some smokers say the program is just the thing to get the motivated to quit smoking. Others said they were more comfortable doing it when they?re ready, by themselves.
Connecticut Quitline is a $2 million program that is funded by money the state received from a multi-state settlement with major tobacco companies.