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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- If you're a smoker in Cenla and you've been wanting to quit there's a new and completely free way for you to do it. News Channel 5's Rachael Penton has the details on the Smoking Cessation Trust.

Sheryl Deville has been smoking for more than 40 years. It's a habit she just hasn't been able to kick.

"I'm trying to quit but it's kind of hard, but I'll get there," says Deville.

But now there's help for Sheryl and thousands of other Louisiana smokers that want to quit thanks to the Smoking Cessation Trust.

"We'd like to be able to get to 200,000 people and what I mean by that is have them sign up into the program and have them receive some level of smoking cessation service," says Dennis Keller, CFO of Smoking Cessation Trust Management Services.

The SCT is a fund established after a class acton lawsuit judgement ordered tobacco companies to pay for a statewide program for ten years to help Louisiana smokers quit.

"We will pay your doctor. We will pay for the quit line. We pay for the medication. You'll never have to pay out of pocket for any of it," adds Mike Rogers, CEO of Smoking Cessation Management Services.

To qualify for the program, you just have to be a Louisiana resident who began smoking cigarettes before September 1, 1988. You can sign up by phone or online, and you can stay in the program as long as necessary.

"You can try again and again for the remaining life of the program," adds Rogers.
 
It's a program unique to Louisiana that could not only save people's money...

"It can be quite a bit of money especially if you're smoking two packs a day," adds Keller.

But, save people's lives.

"You put them down you will start to feel better immediately. Your body will begin to heal itself immediately."

People who are smokers like Sheryl Deville who would gladly accept the help to quit smoking.

"I say just keep praying for them and pray for me too because I really do want to quit," adds Deville.

****To sign up for the program, visit www.smokefreela.org or call 1-855-259-6346.

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