Here's to hoping that your last cigarette break is your last ever. Today's the day of the Great American Smokeout and the city Health Department has joined forces with hospitals, clinics, and community organizations to hand out FREE nicotine patches all day.
The Smokeout has been around for over 30 years and is a day where about a third of the 46 million American smokers out there try to abstain from puffing. While there are 20% fewer smokers in New York than there were five years ago, cigarettes continue to be the leading preventable cause of death in the city, killing 8,000 New Yorkers a year.
Click here to find locations where free patches are still being handed out or check out www.nyc.gov/hhc to find a participating hospital.