October 31, 2014
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan's Tobacco Quit Line has quit.
The hot line began last week to offer callers free nicotine
patches, gum or lozenges to help them quit smoking or chewing
tobacco. By Monday, the heavy volume of calls had overwhelmed the
State officials say the hot line will shut down until October
because the department has run out of the free products. The new
budget year starts Oct. 1.
The quit line was contacted by more than 65,600 callers in five
days, and more than 400 staff members were fielding calls.
Nearly 2,200 people have enrolled in the quit tobacco program so
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