Smoking Cessation

Updated: Tuesday June 14, 2016

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The Smoking Cessation program provides a systematic approach to assisting patients when they are ready to quit smoking or wishing to have a reduction in daily cigarettes smoked. The Nurse Practitioner will provide counseling and education around smoking cessation. The initial appointment is about 60 minutes and will include support with developing a comprehensive personal quit plan when you are ready; ongoing support once you quit to prevent relapse; available support with the Registered Dietitian to discuss healthy eating options; and medication options. The Nurse Practitioner will call a few days after the quit date to assess withdrawal symptoms and any issues with medications. A follow up appointment 2-4 weeks later will be scheduled to provide further support.

The Smithville Medical Centre Family Health Team (SMC FHT) is partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in an initiative that will provide free nicotine replacement therapy for patients wanting to quit smoking.

If you are ready to quit or want more information about quitting, you can call and book an appointment for yourself to see the Nurse Practitioner or you can be referred by your Family Doctor.

 

 

The STOP Smoking Program…………….STOP Initial Group.pdf

– Group Session – please call the office (905-957-3328) to reserve a seat

Thank you for your interest in the Smithville Medical Centre Family Health Team STOP Smoking Program. Congratulations on taking this very important first step for your health! The STOP Smoking Program is a province wide initiative that provides 26 weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler) and counseling by our nurse practitioner in the office.

The initial appointment is done in two steps.

For the first part you will be in a group setting of approximately 5-10 people in which you will learn how the program works and complete paper work to enroll yourself in the program.

The second part will be an individual appointment with the nurse practitioner in which you will develop your personalized quit smoking plan.

This initial appointment will take place within the Smithville Medical Centre Family Health Team office.

Two initial appointment sessions will be running per month. Please contact the office to sign up for a session or to clarify any questions that you may have as you begin your quit journey.

Sincerely,

Smithville Medical Centre Family Health Team

in partnership with……..

 

 

 

 

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