Plainfield smokers are getting a free pass to butt out.
The Will County Health Department has teamed up with area Walgreens to supply nicotine replacement therapy to Will County residents who want to snuff their habit. All you have to do is call the Illinois Tobacco Quitline, 1-866-QUIT-YES, to find out how to get up to six weeks of nicotine gum or nicotine patches from selected Walgreens stores in Plainfield.
Walgreens in Joliet, Romeoville, New Lenox, Lockport, and Shorewood are also part of the program, as are the Doc’s Drugs stores in Wilmington, Peotone and Beecher.
If you call the Quitline, you can also talk confidentially and free of charge to registered nurses, respiratory therapists and addictions specialists who can help with education and support that will keep puffers smoke-free.
The line is available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. in more than 150 languages.
For more information, call the Will County Health Department at 815-727-8769 or the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES (1-866-784-8937) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.