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Quit smoking and win cash

Minnesota tobacco users looking for an incentive to kick their tobacco habit only have a couple days left to enter the QuitCash Challenge for their chance to win $5,000.

The registration period for this quit-and-win contest sponsored by QUITPLAN Services ends Sunday, March 31.

The QuitCash Challenge is open to Minnesotans who are daily tobacco users and 18 years of age or older. Participants can enter online at

One winner will be awarded $5,000 in cash. Contest participants are encouraged, but not required, to use QUITPLAN Services' free quit-smoking services. These services include personalized plans, phone counseling services, online resources and free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for qualifying individuals.

To be eligible for the prize, participants must successfully quit smoking before April 1 and remain smoke-free for at least the month of April.