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Local programs help smokers kick habit

Three cities in the southern part of the state will benefit from a $12 million grant to get doctors more directly involved, in helping people quit smoking.

Doctors in Milwaukee, Madison, and Janesville will be able to automatically offer free help through the UW-Madison's Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention.

In the Fox Cities, Ministry Health Care has a "Call It Quits" program. Program director Sandi Breu says they offer help around the clock, over the phone, and classroom education.

The state's smoking rate for adults is 19-1/2 percent. That's higher than the national average of 18 percent.

posted : July, 14th by WHBY


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