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Free nicotine patches and gum discontinued

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- The Iowa Department of Public Health will no longer be offering free nicotine patches and gum beginning June 30.

Callers into Quitline Iowa have had access to free replacement nicotine products and counseling to aid in their goals to stop smoking, but due to budget cuts, Quitline will no longer be offering the free products. 

In the past two years, more than 54,000 Iowans have called Quitline Iowa and taken advantage of its services.  Half of these callers also took advantage of the free products.

Although it will no longer offer the free patches and gum, Quitline will still offer the free counseling services.

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