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State Encouraging Hoosiers To Kick Smoking Habit

Last updated on Thursday, August 4, 2011

(UNDATED) - The Indiana State Department of Health wants Hoosiers smokers and tobacco users to kick the habit.

The 4th Quit Now Indiana contest offers cash prizes to those who are successful in a commitment to quit smoking for 31 days. Assistant Commissioner of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Karla Sneegas says anyone who uses tobacco can sign up now to commit to quit the month of October.

Health officials will offer assistance and coaching to help those trying to kick the habit. Those who are successful will be entered into a random drawing for various prizes.

Sneegas says Indiana has a high rate of tobacco use, but numbers have declined over the last few years. She says contests like this help continue to momentum of people kicking the habit.

Commitments to quit are being accepted now through September 30th online at inshape.org. Quit Now Indiana will also have a booth at the Indiana State Fair.

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