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14 Feb 2011

Pennsylvania to Offer Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Kits

Pennsylvania is introducing a campaign called as “Quit for Love” offering free nicotine replacement therapy kits to support the tobacco quitting in the name of love.

Pennsylvanians who want to give up tobacco will be given  free nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, kits starting on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. Under the "Quit for Love" campaign, the kits will be available through the state's Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) for approximately six to eight weeks, or while supplies last.


"Tobacco use continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease," said acting Secretary of Health Dr. Eli Avila. "According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one of every five deaths nationwide is attributed to smoking. Quitting tobacco is a major step toward improving your overall health. Do it for

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