The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) is informing residents who want to stop smoking that they now have another resource to help them quit. All Los Angeles County residents are now eligible to receive a free 1-month supply of nicotine patches by calling 1-800-NO-BUTTS.
The free nicotine patches are being distributed through the California Smoker’s Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS), which offers multi-lingual services including Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean. The Helpline is a free telephone counseling resource to help smokers develop a quit plan and assist them through the quit process. Applicants for the free nicotine patches must be over the age of 18 and have a Los Angeles County mailing address.
For more information regarding the Health Department Tobacco Education Program, please contact Eipryl Tello, Interim Tobacco Education Program Coordinator, at 562-570-7950 or visit www.longbeach.gov/health