• By Ashley Curtice
  • Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015

QuitlineNC To Offer Free Nicotine Patches-May 20-31

Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of death and disability in N.C. and in the U.S. Menthol cigarettes are aggressively promoted in African American communities and are often the first cigarettes used by teens.

The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATPN), which is based in Durham, N.C., is joined by the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, faith-based institutions, and other partners to promote World No Tobacco Day (May 31) as No Menthol Sunday.

In conjunction with World No Tobacco Day and No Menthol Sunday, QuitlineNC (1-800-QuitNow or 1-800-784-8669) will offer eight weeks of free nicotine patches to those who call May 20-31, while supplies last.

QuitlineNC is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help all tobacco users who want to quit. They are not judgmental – they meet you where you are and help you make a plan for quitting tobacco that works for you! Getting help to quit tobacco can double or triple someone’s chances of quitting successfully. Coaching from QuitlineNC and medication, such as nicotine patches, is a successful combination.

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