Smoking Cessation Programs
The West Durham Family Health Team is pleased to participate in the "STOP in FHTs" program. With funding from the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport, Family Health Teams across Ontario have the opportunity to offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to smokers who wish to quit. The NRT is available in patch, gum, lozenge, and inhaler form. Regular supportive counselling is also provided to maximize chances of successfully quitting smoking.
Research has shown the use of NRT and counselling can double or triple the chances of successfully quitting. Smokers who wish to quit are encouraged to speak with any member of the West Durham FHT for more information.
Smokers' Helpline: call 1-877-513-5333 or visit their website at http://www.smokershelpline.ca/