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From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

Kentucky is getting behind a national program that helps smokers quit the habit by teaching them how to live without cigarettes.

Gov. Steve Beshear says the state, over the next two years, will commit $230,000 to the EX campaign.

“This money comes from Tobacco Settlement dollars,” says Behsear. “By partnering with a successful national organization and program, we believe the return on investment we will receive could be huge.”

The smoking cessation program is run by a non-profit public health coalition called the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation.