Interact for Health awards grants to 20 counties in Tri-State to help people quit smoking
CINCINNATI (WKRC) – There is a big event on Monday to help provide support if you want to quit smoking.
Quitting smoking is not easy, Interact for Health celebrated its 20th anniversary by awarding funding to organizations that are willing to provide support towards that goal.
They did that at a special recognition ceremony at the newly renovated Music Hall.
Each of those organizations in counties all across the Tri-State received a grant to help support “stop smoking” programs.
The grants were about $20,000 each, totaling more than $400,000 into the region.
Compared to national averages, there are higher smoking rates in the local area,
There's been a decline in smoking overall in the US, but not in certain populations.
The grants especially target those populations, including those with lower income levels and those who didn't finish high school.