Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quit Smoking This Week

Pennsylvania smokers eager to go tobacco free, the Department of Health is now offering FREE nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) four-week starter kits to qualified applicants. Residents can call Pennsylvania's toll-free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) for more information.

The Department of Health's NRT kits include a four-week supply of nicotine patches and related information. Callers must agree to enroll in a free cessation program with the Quitline and set an actual quit date. The cessation program ranges from three to six phone sessions. To qualify for the starter kit, they must answer several questions regarding any medical conditions that would rule out safe use of nicotine patches.

Determined to Quit Week, Jan. 24-30, is designed to encourage quit attempts and to highlight the numerous resources for smokers to develop a quit plan, including DeterminedToQuit.com and the Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW).

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