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Singing River Health offers free medication to quit tobacco

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - If you're ready to quit smoking, dipping or chewing tobacco, Singing River Health System wants to help you kick the habit. The health system is offering a free tobacco treatment program.

For six weeks, certified instructors will meet with participants to talk about behavior modification and how to deal with withdrawals. Free medication will also be provided.

Health educator Timothy Nesse says tobacco takes years off your life.

"Smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the Untied States," Nesse said. "Usually, four out of five deaths or somehow related to smoking. Singing River Health System wants to offer this program to the community to be part of the cure."

If you would like to join the tobacco free treatment program, call (228) 497-7470.

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