(In collaboration with CMHA)
Ready To Or Thinking Of Reducing Or Quitting Smoking? Deciding to quit is a big step towards better health. We can offer FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy (Patches, Lozenges, Gum, Inhaler) coupled with specialized counselling.
Work with one of our specially trained staff to create your quit plan: planning for, getting ready and setting a quit date; planning for reducing your tobacco use; dealing with cravings & withdrawal; strategies to deal with slips and prevent relapse.
Who: people who are ready to quit tobacco/vaping or reduce tobacco/nicotine use
On-going 1:1 support via in-person, phone or virtual visits or a combination of these. (*please note that not all services will be able to be provided via phone or virtually)
To sign up please email Crystal Ward Vollans at [email protected] with your full name.
Giving up smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health!
Deciding to quit smoking is a big step towards better health and a longer life. Quitting smoking benefits both you and your family. But, it’s not easy! We understand that. We are here to support you.
Today there are more former smokers than current smokers. Our enthusiastic staff are
here to help you become a former smoker.
How we can help you
Once you are ready to become smoke free, you will be able to attend individual and/or group sessions. During these sessions, the following topics will be explored:
- Reasons why we smoke
- Understanding our smoking behaviour, habits, and routines
- Identify triggers and develop a plan around our triggers
- Managing withdrawal symptoms and coping with cravings
- Stress management
- Concerns abound weight gain and cravings
- NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) and medications
- Concerns about slips and relapse
- Setting and preparing for quit day
- Setting goals along our journey
Benefits of Quitting Smoking
- 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal.
- After 8 hours, carbon monoxide levels in your blood start to drop
- After 24 hours, your chance of a heart attack decreases
- After 2 days your senses of smell and taste begin to return.
- After 3 days, your breathing becomes easier
- After 1 year, your risk of heart disease is cut by one-half.
- 3 years after you quit, your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who never smoked.
- 10 years after quitting, your risk of lung cancer is cut in half.