Illinois Tobacco Quitline reopens

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Tobacco Quitline officials say staffing has been restored and that it has opened its phone lines again.

Officials say the phone lines were reopened due to Governor Bruce Rauner restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that were suspended in early April.  Officials also say the Quitline is funded by the Master Tobacco Settlement Recovery Fund, and not taxpayer dollars.

The Illinois Tobacco Quitline aims to help smokers quit, and to save the state millions of dollars in healthcare costs.  

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