Tobacco Addiction

France will pay nicotine patches to anyone who wants to quit smoking.

Health Ministry of France, Thursday November 3, 2016, France. http://www.lanacion.com.ar/1953125-francia-le-pagara-los-parches-de-nicotina-a-quien-quiera-dejar-de-fumar

The French initiative to quit smoking involves reimbursement of the cost of nicotine patches to those who decide to quit smoking, up to 150 euros per year. In France there are 13 million smokers, of which eight want to quit. The tobacco is the leading cause of premature death in the country and is already costing 78,000 lives annually.

The Health Ministry of France launched the campaign “Moi (s) sans tabac” ( “A month without tobacco” and also “without tobacco” in French). The initiative involves reimbursement to those who decide to quit smoking the cost of nicotine patches they need, up to 150 euros per year.

Some 147,000 people signed up to the campaign, according to figures from the Ministry, through a website. There, users can find advice and help to quit smoking, reported Le Monde site.

In France there are 13 million smokers, of which eight want to quit. According to Health Minister Marisol Touraine, if the smoker gets leave for 30 days, the chances of quit for “multiply by five ‘.

In addition, Touraine recalled that snuff is costing France 78,000 lives annually. It is the leading cause of premature death in the country.

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