Helping Smokers Quit With Free Nicotine, Patches, Gum

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 10, 2011 at 11:31 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
The B.C. government has planned to provide free drugs, patches and gum to smokers to encourage them to give up the habit.
Helping Smokers Quit With Free Nicotine, Patches, Gum
Helping Smokers Quit With Free Nicotine, Patches, Gum

From September 30th onwards the government will provide smokers with a 12-week supply of patches, gum and anti-smoking prescription drugs to help them quit the habit.

The burden of smoking associated diseases proves costly to healthcare, and run into an estimated $600 million annually.

Source: Medindia

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This is a good move for the government to help smokers quit smoking. Hopefully, the smokers who will benefit from this program will forever kick their smoking habit and lead a healthier lifestyle. But then, free nicotine patches, gums are not the answer to smoking problems. The government should limit advertising of cigarettes and maybe they should set the price of cigarettes to be high so that there would be no more smokers.
ennairam_23 Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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