Free Nicotine Patch + Gum
AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
All eligible contestants can get a FREE, 8-week supply of nicotine patch or gum as part of the contest!
After you have registered for the contest, you will be emailed a link to the nicotine patch/gum ordering site. To receive your free, 8-week supply of nicotine patch or gum, you must (1) agree to take part in 3 short online surveys about the products and your own smoking and quitting experiences; and (2) meet basic health eligibility requirements.
Once you complete the first survey, the product will be delivered to your front door within 7-10 business days!
Want to know more about these products? Take a look at the FAQs shown below.
What is the nicotine patch/ gum?The nicotine patch and gum are well-known, safe, over-the-counter quit smoking aids that have been shown to help smokers control their nicotine withdrawal symptoms and cravings as they quit smoking.
Is nicotine safe?Nicotine itself does not cause cancer. There are 4000+ chemicals in tobacco smoke and many of them have been proven to cause cancer. Pure nicotine used in quit smoking medications has not shown to cause cancer or any other illness.
Am I just replacing one addiction for another?No. The nicotine patch and gum help you to stop smoking cigarettes. The patch and gum deliver nicotine to your body more slowly and in a different way than cigarettes do. It is unlikely that you will become addicted to the patch or gum. The patch and gum are both safer than smoking cigarettes, which have all those cancer-causing chemicals.
How long should I use the patch or gum?To quit smoking, you should use the patch or gum for the full 8 weeks. Stopping sooner reduces your chance of success. (In fact, some people need to go longer than 8 weeks; and that's perfectly okay).
I've tried the patch and/or gum before. How will this time be different?
This time, you can add some extras. While using the patch or gum:
- Read the booklet that will be included in the shipment you will receive
- Ask your family and friends for encouragement
- Speak to a health care professional
Most importantly, keep using your patch or gum for the entire 8 weeks according to the directions.
What else should I know?This study is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The study has been reviewed by and received clearance from the Research Ethics Board at Brock University (File: 13-004) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (File: 111-2013).