/C O R R E C T I O N -- GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare/
CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2013
In the news release, Nicorette Plants 20 Ft. Tall Cigarette Butt In Chicago In
Light Of Cook County Cigarette Tax Increase, issued 26-Feb-2013 by
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare over PR Newswire, we are advised by the
company that a superscript reference number made the date in the first
paragraph, first sentence appear as March 11 versus March 1. The complete,
corrected release follows:
Nicorette Plants 20 Ft. Tall Cigarette Butt In Chicago In Light Of Cook
County Cigarette Tax Increase
Smoke Swap Event Offers Smokers Free Resources in Exchange for Cigarettes
CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A $1 cigarette tax increase takes
effect in Cook County on March 1, boosting the average price of cigarettes in
the Chicagoland area to more than $12 per pack. Cigarette tax increases are
one of the most effective ways to reduce smoking, encourage people to quit and
improve public health.
Nicorette will be hosting a Smoke Swap event at Pioneer Court Plaza on
Michigan Avenue March 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. A 20 ft. statue of a smashed cigarette butt will be at the event to
inspire and help Cook County smokers succeed in quitting. All smokers are
invited to come by and exchange their cigarettes for free resources, including
a starter pack of Nicorette and free online behavioral support through
Quit.net, one of the web's largest quit-smoking communities.
"Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. One in four
Chicagoans smoke – that's over one million people!" said Sue Kelsey, Marketing
Director for GSK's Smoking Cessation Unit. "We want to help smokers get
started on the right path with tools and resources that are proven to double
chances of success versus placebo."
Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle will be at the event on March 1
at 2:30 p.m. to discuss the tax increase and its health benefits.
"Smoking cessation efforts are a critical part of promoting healthier living
and reducing the harmful effects of smoking on residents throughout the
County, including the substantial public health costs associated with treating
smoking-related illness," President Preckwinkle said. "We have to do more to
get people to quit and prevent young people from smoking in the first place,
and events like the Smoke Swap are one way we can make progress."
Nicorette, a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) that helps relieve cravings
and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking, has helped millions
of U.S. smokers quit.
For helpful information about quitting and to connect with other smokers
interested in quitting, visit www.Nicorette.comor Facebook.com/Nicorette.
About GlaxoSmithKline^® Consumer Healthcare
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare is one of the world's largest
over-the-counter consumer healthcare products companies. Its well-known brands
include Nicorette® and NicoDerm® CQ, the leading smoking cessation products;
alli, the only FDA-OTC weight loss aid; as well as medicine cabinet staples,
Aquafresh®, Sensodyne,® Tums® and Breathe Right,® all of which are trademarks
owned by and/or licensed to GlaxoSmithKline Group of Companies.
GlaxoSmithKline – one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and
healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by
enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. For company
information visit: GSK.com.
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SOURCE GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
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