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Anti-smoking grant funds study to help people quit smoking

Make 2018 smoke-free
Posted at 8:22 PM, Jan 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 12:56:43-05

Quitting cold turkey in 2018 could be a reality for Milwaukee residents. 

A $7 million research grant is funding a study to help people quit smoking.

QUITS, or the Quitting Using Intensive Treatments Study, is free to participate in and will offer innovative treatment for people trying to quit smoking cigarettes.

QUITS will combine two medicines that end smoking to measure the effectiveness for people who have a hard time quitting. All participants will receive 3 months of Chantix pills, coaching, and up to $260.

The study is open to people in the Madison and Milwaukee areas.

For more information visit the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention here.