Cost to quit smoking slashed
New 2:24PM Wednesday Aug 26, 2009

Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are about to get cheaper for smokers trying to quit the deadly habit.

Those with a Quit Card or prescription from a doctor will get a bigger subsidy on the nicotine replacement therapies from next Tuesday.

An eight week supply which normally would have cost $20, will now be available for just $6.

Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia says one of the Government's priorities is to help people quit smoking.

- NEWSTALK ZB

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