January 11, 2018
I Want to Quit
Quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do to help improve your health. There are several options available to you. Nicotine replacement products come in the form of patches, gum, lozenges and a mouth spray. Medications can also help you quit smoking. Talk to your health care provider about what might be our best option. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Tobacco kills up to half of its users.
First Week Challenge
Another month, another challenge. Don’t forget that participants can register for this challenge each and every month. Why not try to win $500? Don’t let another First week go by.
…Quit for good? Quit smoking completely and you could win $2,500.
…Keep the count? Cut back your smoking by 50% and you could win $1,000.
…Party without the smoke? Cut out smoking when drinking/partying and you could win $500.
…Don’t start and win? Stay smoke-free and you could win $250.
Which category is right for you?
18–29 years old? Enter the contest online by January 28, 2018.
STOP – Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients
Anyone interested in Nicotine Replacement can call the Health Unit for times and locations of STOP sessions. This free service provides free patches to eligible participants. For more information call the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685.
If you are a patient at an Ontario Family Health Team (FHT), Community Health Centre (CHC), or Addictions Agency, you can enrol in the program and receive ongoing smoking cessation treatment, including Nicotine Replacement Therapy and counselling support, at no cost.