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Free Washington Tobacco Quitline Service Canceled

The cigarettes Quitline phone service that Washington smokers could call for help is no longer available to everyone.

The state Health Department says the free service ended last month because of budget cuts.

The department says Quitline calls are now answered by an American Cancer Society program that will help people covered by commercial insurance, their employer or Medicaid.

The Quitline number is 1-800-QUIT-NOW - 1-800-784-8669. The state Health Department says it has helped 160,000 Washington residents since 2001.





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