Puffs and Charmin Bring Warmth to New York City on the First Day of Winter

Free Puffs Tissues and Hot Chocolate to be Distributed at the Charmin Restrooms

Dec 20, 2010, 10:48 ET from P&G/Puffs

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Procter & Gamble's (NYSE: PG) Puffs and Charmin brands will turn a cold shoulder to the start of the chilliest season by comforting New York residents and visitors with Puffs tissues and hot cocoa on December 21st at the free, public Charmin® Restrooms.  

To celebrate the official first day of winter, Charmin is inviting locals and tourists alike to step in out of the cold to enjoy the go -- as well as samples of Puffs Plus with the scent of Vicks tissue boxes and hot cocoa -- at the Restrooms before heading back out into the Times Square cold.

"December can be a blustery month, and cold, windy, inclement weather can definitely take a toll. Puffs' mission is comfort, and what better way to soothe New Yorkers than to provide free Puffs facial tissue and hot cocoa?" said Daniel Dorr, assistant brand manager Puffs.

On December 21st, beginning at 10:00a.m. consumers can come into the restrooms to receive one free box of Puffs Plus with the scent of Vicks and a free cup of hot chocolate. Puffs tissue boxes and hot cocoa will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis until the inventory is depleted.

Puffs Plus with the scent of Vicks is a lotioned tissue combined with the scent of Vicks that offers soothing and comforting care when you need it most, especially during cold/flu season! Puffs tissues are available at select stores across the U.S. and at multiple eRetailers year-round. This year's Charmin Restrooms are located at 142 West 42nd Street in Times Square between 6th and 7th Avenues and will be open to the public seven days a week from 10:00a.m.9:00p.m. through December 31st .  

For more information visit www.puffs.com or www.enjoythego.com.

About Procter & Gamble

Four billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world.  The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Gain®, Pringles®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun® and Fusion®. The P&G community includes approximately 135,000 employees working in about 80 countries worldwide.  Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

About Puffs

Puffs Plus is America's best-selling lotion tissue.  Puffs Plus with Lotion has moisturizing lotion with shea butter, aloe and Vitamin E to sooth sore noses.  You might also try Puffs Ultra Soft & Strong to hold up to your strongest sneezes, and Puffs Plus with the Scent of Vicks® – with a touch of mom in every tissue for that extra comforting when you need it most. For more information on Puffs, visit www.puffs.com.

About Charmin

Charmin has been America's most popular toilet paper for more than 25 years.  In the U.S., P&G offers Charmin Ultra Soft and Charmin Ultra Strong - super premium two-ply toilet paper; Charmin Basic - a one-ply toilet paper; Charmin Sensitive - with gentle and soothing lotion with a touch of aloe & E; and Charmin Freshmates - flushable moist wipes.  For more information on Charmin, visit http://www.charmin.com/.