COVINGTON, Ky. -- Northern Kentucky residents trying to quit smoking have a new resource available to them.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department is launching its Quit Now Kentucky initiative with a special offer to get people on the path to being smoke free.
Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton county residents are eligible to get two weeks of free nicotine replacement patches when they enroll in the Quit Now Kentucky program.
The program offers telephone coaching, web-based services and text messaging services to help smokers quit the habit.
Participants who enroll will receive an intake call, a quit kit with two weeks of nicotine replacement patches, up to five scheduled coaching calls – nine for pregnant smokers – and an unlimited amount of inbound calls to help them quit.
Quit Now is available for all Kentuckians 15 years of age or older.
The health department said people who use medications to quit smoking are more than twice as likely to quit as those who don’t.
For more information, call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Sunday or go to http://www.QuitNowKentucky.org.