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Aug 09, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F NICORETTE STOP SHOP NICORETTE STOP SHOP

A Maricopa County smoker takes advantage of a health screening that can assess the impact smoking may have on her health at a free smoking cessation center that opened today in Tempe. The Nicorette Stop Shop, which will be open through Sunday, August 13, also offers free one-on-one counseling and other tools to help smokers get started on a quit attempt. It is part of a national challenge for a million smokers to commit to quitting. (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)[JU]
 TEMPE, AZ UNITED STATES
 08/09/2006

Free Smoking Cessation Center Pops Up in Maricopa County to Give Area Smokers and Their Loved Ones Help to Kick the Habit

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicorette(R) is bringing a fresh new approach to quitting smoking to Maricopa County as part of a national...

Jul 24, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE HOUSTON QUIT SMOKING WEEK GLAXOSMITHKLINE HOUSTON QUIT SMOKING WEEK

Houston Mayor Bill White declared July 24 through July 30 "Houston Quit Smoking Week" to honor a free smoking cessation center, the Nicorette Stop Shop, that opened today in downtown Houston. Here, smokers can assess the impact that smoking may have on their health, get free one-on-one counseling and take advantage of other tools to get them started on a quit attempt. The center is part of a national challenge for a million smokers to commit to quitting. (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)[JU]
 HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES
 07/24/2006

Free Smoking Cessation Center Pops-Up in Houston, Mayor Declares 'Quit Smoking Week'

HOUSTON, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicorette(R) is bringing a fresh new approach to quitting smoking to Houston as part of a national challenge...

Jul 12, 2006, 01:00 ET

More Than 5 Million Smokers Successfully Smoke-Free Since Therapeutic Nicotine Made Available Over-the-Counter A Decade Ago

WASHINGTON, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is marking the 10th anniversary of when therapeutic nicotine (TN)...

Jun 27, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE BRIAN O'CONNOR MEETS BRETT FAVRE GLAXOSMITHKLINE BRIAN O'CONNOR MEETS BRETT FAVRE

Favre fan Brian O'Connor meets football tough-guy Brett Favre during the Sensodyne Search for America's Most Sensitive tour stop in Chicago, Ill., today. A sensitive teeth sufferer, Favre is revealing his sensitive side as part of a nationwide Sensodyne campaign to raise awareness about sensitive teeth and show sufferers how to stop the pain and keep it from returning. Log on to www.SensodyneSearch.com to learn more. (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)[JU]
 PITTSBURGH, PA UNITED STATES
 06/27/2006

The Search Is on for Sensitive Types

PITTSBURGH, June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Football legend and tough-guy Brett Favre is leading a nationwide Sensodyne Search for America's Most...

Jun 08, 2006, 01:00 ET

New Survey Reveals Women's Insights on How Food and Friends Affect Their Health Practices

PITTSBURGH, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Many women support their best friends by sharing everything, from beauty secrets and exercise tips to funny...

May 31, 2006, 01:00 ET

Free Smoking Cessation Center Pops-Up in Atlanta to Give Area Smokers and Their Loved Ones Help to Kick the Habit

ATLANTA, May 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicorette(R) is bringing a fresh new approach to quitting smoking to Atlanta, the first stop following the...

May 14, 2006, 01:00 ET

Goody's(R) Headache Powder Returns to Martinsville as Race Title Sponsor

MARTINSVILLE, Va., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 16-year legacy as a race title sponsor, Goody's Headache Powder will return to historic...

Apr 19, 2006, 01:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE NICORETTE STOP SHOP GLAXOSMITHKLINE NICORETTE STOP SHOP

The Nicorette Stop Shop opened today in New York's Times Square, where smokers can assess the impact that smoking may have on their health, get free one-on-one counseling and take advantage of other tools to get them started on a quit attempt. The first-of-its kind "pop-up" smoking cessation center is part of the Nicorette Fruit Chill Million Challenge, a national consumer education and outreach campaign designed to encourage one million smokers to commit to quitting. (PRNewsFoto/GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare)[RV]
 PITTSBURGH, PA UNITED STATES
 04/19/2006

Nicorette Challenges One Million Smokers to Commit to Quitting

PITTSBURGH, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- For the nearly 50 million smokers who need a reason to quit, Nicorette(R) is offering one million of them....

Mar 15, 2006, 00:00 ET

Gordon Finishes Fifth With Inaugural Nicorette Fresh Mint Special Paint Scheme at Las Vegas

PITTSBURGH, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Driving the #24 DuPont/Nicorette(R) Chevrolet for the very first time, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon...

Jan 25, 2006, 00:00 ET

Quit Crew Smoking Cessation Program Signs Up Partnering Teams Within NASCAR to Quit Smoking With Nicorette(R), NicoDerm(R) CQ(R) and Commit(R)

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare has launched "QUIT Crew," a smoking cessation program through its...

Jan 25, 2006, 00:00 ET

Nicorette(R), NicoDerm(R) CQ(R) and Commit(R) Combine for Only Smoking Cessation Sponsorship in NASCAR History in 2006

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After a groundbreaking inaugural year in NASCAR, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare unveiled today the...

Dec 08, 2005, 00:00 ET

Hope and Help for Washington Smokers Looking to Quit as Smoke-Free Spaces Expand

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- There are more than 900,000 adult smokers in the state of Washington, and tomorrow they will have an added...

Dec 06, 2005, 00:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE TUMS SMOOTHIES GLAXOSMITHKLINE TUMS SMOOTHIES

TUMS is celebrating its 75th birthday with the introduction of TUMS Smoothies Cocoa and Creme. TUMS is the first in the chewable antacid category to introduce chocolate and vanilla flavored tablets. The birthday celebration also includes the launch of new smaller-sized "Take-Out" packs. The 12-count plastic bottles provide fast relief on the go and easily fit into a purse or pocket. (PRNewsFoto)[TK]
 PITTSBURGH, PA USA
 11/14/2005

Be Prepared for an Uninvited Guest: Tips to Celebrate the Holidays Heartburn-Free

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- While holiday parties typically mean fun and food, they are especially vulnerable to an uninvited guest:...

Dec 05, 2005, 00:00 ET

From Taxation to Relaxation: Minneapolis and St. Paul the 'Friendliest' Cities for Smokers Trying to Quit

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Minneapolis and St. Paul are the most friendly cities for people trying to stop smoking cigarettes, while...

Nov 15, 2005, 00:00 ET

The Compelling Approach to Helping a Loved One Quit: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Gift

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends and loved ones of smokers have a key role to play in helping smokers quit, but knowing how to help...

Nov 14, 2005, 00:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE TUMS SMOOTHIES GLAXOSMITHKLINE TUMS SMOOTHIES

TUMS is celebrating its 75th birthday with the introduction of TUMS Smoothies Cocoa and Creme. TUMS is the first in the chewable antacid category to introduce chocolate and vanilla flavored tablets. The birthday celebration also includes the launch of new smaller-sized "Take-Out" packs. The 12-count plastic bottles provide fast relief on the go and easily fit into a purse or pocket. (PRNewsFoto)[TK]
 PITTSBURGH, PA USA
 11/14/2005

TUMS(R) Is Turning 75 and the Presents Are For You

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocoholics and heartburn sufferers alike will want to make sure they're part of TUMS' 75th birthday...

Oct 18, 2005, 01:00 ET
A F NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCATION SANDRA GADSON, M.D. NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCATION SANDRA GADSON, M.D.

Sandra L. Gadson, M.D., the National Medical Association's 106th president, helps GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare stomp out smoking in the African-American community through education and motivation during her presidency. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]
 PITTSBURGH, PA USA
 10/18/2005

National Medical Association President Becomes the Voice for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare's Smoking Cessation Initiative

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In late July, the National Medical Association (NMA) inducted Sandra L. Gadson, M.D., as its 106th president...

Oct 14, 2005, 01:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE UNVEILS NEW PAINT SCHEME FOR THE NO. 24 GLAXOSMITHKLINE UNVEILS NEW PAINT SCHEME FOR THE NO. 24

At an early-evening press conference at Loew's Motor Speedway, four-time NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon unveils a new paint scheme for the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. This is one of two paint schemes for GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare's Nicorette that Gordon will race during the 2006 season as part of an associate sponsorship for the company's stop smoking brand. More information about quitting smoking and Nicorette's NASCAR activities is available at Quit2WinRacing.com. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]
 PITTSBURGH, PA USA
 10/14/2005

Nicorette Steps Up NASCAR Program with Sponsorship on #24; Jeff Gordon Unveils First 2006 Nicorette Paint Scheme

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare's stop smoking brand, Nicorette(R), has broadened its presence...

Oct 13, 2005, 01:00 ET
A F GLAXOSMITHKLINE #39 COMMIT DODGE GLAXOSMITHKLINE #39 COMMIT DODGE

Rookie David Stremme runs the new #39 Commit Dodge today in preparation for this weekend's UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. to promote Commit Stop Smoking Lozenges, the newest form of medicinal nicotine to help smokers quit. Commit is the primary sponsor of the car for this race and for the Ford 500 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20. For more information about quitting smoking, or for racing news and behind the scenes interviews, visit Quit2WinRacing.com. (PRNewsFoto)[RV]
 CHARLOTTE, NC USA
 10/13/2005

Commit(R) Stop Smoking Lozenges Sponsors #39 Dodge for Two Races; Second Product to Help NASCAR Fans Kick the Habit Hits the Track

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- After opening the 2005 season with Nicorette as the first quit-smoking sponsor in NASCAR,...

Oct 04, 2005, 01:00 ET

New Study Breaks Health Risk Myths About 'Light Smokers'

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study reveals that 'light smokers' are exposed to the same serious health risks as heavier smokers,...