Want to quit smoking? The Health Unit has help for that

Monday, March 03, 2014   by: Kate Adams

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit
News Release


For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting.

The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in the North Bay area, five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to effectively help people quit smoking by easing withdrawal symptoms. Workshop participants also receive educational material with quit smoking and relapse prevention strategies, along with information to address other unhealthy lifestyle factors that are known to accompany smoking.

STOP workshops will be held in North Bay on Tuesday, March 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. or from 5 – 8 p.m. For more information, to see if you are eligible to participate, and to register for one of the workshops, call 705-474-1400, extension 2302.

The STOP Program is led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of its Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy.


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