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Ledge Light offering free program to help people quit tobacco

New London — Ledge Light Health District is offering a free smoking-cessation program for those who live and work in southeastern Connecticut.

The program relies on the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” curriculum to help participants quit tobacco in seven weeks. It includes free nicotine replacement therapy — patches, gum, lozenges — and provides FDA-approved prescription medications such as varenicline (Chantix) for those whose insurance doesn’t cover it.

Offered virtually via Zoom, the program will begin at 6 p.m. March 1. Individual counseling is available by appointment.

The program is made possible through a partnership with Uncas Health District and funding from a Health and Human Services Block Grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information and to register for the program, contact Health Program Coordinator Carolyn Wilson at (860) 446-3062 or cwilson@llhd.org.

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