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updated: 7/1/2011 3:39 PM

Lake County offering new anti-smoking program

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A new quit smoking program called "Break the Habit" has been launched for Lake County residents who use the Illinois Tobacco Quitline. Eligible participants can get up to four boxes of Nicotine Replacement Therapy patches for $10 each and receive free telephone-based counseling to quit their tobacco use. The patches are available at Walgreens pharmacies in Highwood and Round Lake Beach or from the Lake County Health Department in Waukegan. The telephone-based counseling is available in Spanish and 150 other languages. Interested clients should call 1-866-QUIT-YES (784-8937). More quitting resources are available at