Hoosiers who kick smoking habit could win cash

Hoosiers now have a new incentive to break their tobacco addiction.

Indiana health officials are encouraging residents to start training now for an October contest that challenges them to quit smoking.

The state's health commissioner says it takes planning and preparation to stop tobacco use, and urges smokers to exercise more and make healthy eating choices.

The 2012 Quit Now Indiana contest offers participants a chance to win up to $2,500 for remaining tobacco-free for 31 days.

Contestants who are at least 18 years old can register through September 30th.

Winners will be drawn at random and will be tested to make sure they are tobacco-free before they can claim a prize.

More than 4,500 people across Indiana took part in the contest last year.

To register, just go to the WNDU homepage and click on the Big Red Bar.

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