NH offering help to those who want to quit smoking

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire health officials are offering free nicotine patches to residents who want to quit smoking or chewing tobacco in the new year.

The patch is being offered in connection with a media campaign, "Dear Me New Hampshire," featuring real New Hampshire residents who are trying to quit.

To qualify for the free patches, residents must be at least 18, be willing to participate in free telephone counselin, and be screened for safe use of the patch.

Those interested in participating can go online to www.TryToStopNH.org or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

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