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Quitline Iowa is Doubling the Amount of Nicotine Patches and Gum Available

Posted: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 at 6:00 am

With the typical pack-a-day Iowa smoker now spending nearly $1,900 per year on cigarettes, Quitline Iowa is doubling the amount of nicotine patches and gum available to callers during the month of January. Iowa Department of Public Health Director Tom Newton says Smoking-Iowa’s number one preventable cause of death-costs Iowans $1 billion dollars annually in health care costs, and by offering four weeks of nicotine replacement products throughout January, we’re providing this valuable resource to improve the health and bottom line for thousands of Iowans and our state as a whole. After January 31, Quitline will resume offering callers the two-week supply available throughout the year.