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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 035-07
Friday, May 11, 2007

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MEDIA:
(212) 788-5290; (212) 788-3058 (After Hours)
Andrew Tucker (atucker@health.nyc.gov)
Sara Markt (smarkt@health.nyc.gov)


ONLY FOUR DAYS LEFT TO GET FREE NICOTINE PATCHES AND GUM: CALL 311 NOW FOR HELP TO QUIT SMOKING

NEW YORK CITY – May 11, 2007 – New Yorkers should call 311 now to take advantage of the Health Department's nicotine patch and gum giveaway. The offer is good until Tuesday, May 15th only.

Over 1 million New Yorker still smoke, but nine of out ten want to quit. Quitting isn't easy and the nicotine patch can double the chances of quitting successfully.

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