Tobacco hotline closes in Illinois - KMOV.com

Tobacco hotline closes in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- State budget problems have closed the Illinois hotline for smokers who want to kick the habit.

Nearly 30 people at the Springfield-based tobacco quitline have been laid off after Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social service grants.

Rauner has proposed reduced funding for the fiscal year beginning in July.

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