The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is offering a free two-week supply of nicotine alternatives to help smokers kick the habit.
Lynn Sutfin is a spokesperson for the department. She said the state hopes the offer will motivate people who are interested in quitting tobacco.
“Quitting tobacco is a process. It can be very difficult for folks,” she said. “Being able to offer them these free supplies can probably help jumpstart them. It gives them that little push like, ‘Hey, maybe I can do this’ type of thing.”