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

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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