January 9, 2012 - Smokers from across Ontario have the opportunity to enroll in the STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) on the Road Program and receive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), free of charge to help them in their attempt to quit smoking.
For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products is a barrier to their quitting. The STOP Study is an evidence-based opportunity for five weeks free nicotine replacement, a practical support for alleviation of nicotine withdrawal symptoms, which we know will help them to stop smoking.
Those interested in participating in the STOP program may do so by attending a STOP workshop to be held in:
Thunder Bay – January 28 & 30, February 1
Manitouwadge- January 31
Interested smokers in Thunder Bay should call (807) 625-5928 and in Manitouwadge should call (807) 826-3174, to see if you are eligible to participate.
The STOP Study is conducted by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The STOP Study is funded by the Government of Ontario.
In addition to providing NRT, STOP will offer educational material to encourage the program participants to make broader changes that can improve their health even more, because often smoking does not occur in isolation, but rather accompanies other risk factors for disease, such as poor nutrition and lack of physical activity.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. Integrating clinical care, scientific research, education, policy development and health promotion, CAMH transforms the lives of people impacted by mental health and addiction issues.
For further support and help to quit a tobacco addiction contact your local Public Health Unit or the Smokers Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 or online at www.smokershelpline.ca
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