cigsThe B.C. government will offer smokers who want to quit a free 12-week supply of either nicotine gum or patches, or a free prescription for smoking-cessation drugs, Premier Christy Clark announced Monday.

Though it will cost $15 million, the province argues that by reducing the number of people who smoke, they will not only prevent or delay diseases like heart attacks and cancer, but also avoid the millions of dollars in costs to their health-care system.

(READ the article at CBC News)

Leave a Reply