Monday, January 26, 2009
Starting February 2nd, the Pennsylvania Department of Health will be giving in-state smokers free nicotine patches while supplies last. Health Dept. spokeswoman Brandi Hunter-Davenport says the supply of patches are expected to last about a month. Those interested should call 1-800-784-8669, where they will answer a series of questions determining what strength and type of patches they should receive; in addition, participants must set their own quit date. Each package contains a four-week supply of patches. The give away comes as a follow up to "Determined to Quit Week," Jan. 25-31, in which smokers can learn about the resources the Health Dept. has to offer those who are quitting. Additional information and quitting resources can be found at the department's website.