Smoking Cessation Program
Thinking about Quitting Smoking? We’re here to help!
Regardless of whether someone is just thinking about quitting or if they are ready to stop smoking tomorrow, our Stop Smoking Clinic offers practical advice and help.
Did you know?
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your life and health? Any attempt to quit smoking will make you stronger. It’s never too late to reap the benefits, some of which happen within the first few days.
- 20 minutes after your last cigarette, your blood pressure and pulse rate return to normal
- 2 days after stopping smoking, your senses of smell and taste begin to return
- 1 year after you stop smoking, your risk of heart disease is cut by one-half
- Within 3 years after you quit, your risk of heart disease is the same as someone who never smoked
- Within 10 years after quitting, your risk of lung cancer is cut in half
What the Smoking Cessation Program has to offer:
The Family Health Team Nurse Practitioners, Respiratory Therapists and Registered Nurses have specialized training to help you with individualized support and counseling, and may include the use of medications to assist you.
We are also able to provide no cost nicotine replacement therapy by participating in the STOP Program, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
How to get involved:
If you would like more information or to book an appointment with one of our smoking cessation counselors:
Niagara-on-the-Lake – Call 905.468.2177 x130
St. Catharines – Call 905.988.9617 x226
✓ This group is open to all patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team
✓ This group is open to non-patients of the Niagara North Family Health Team
The risks that COVID-19 present means that the majority of of visits have and will continue to be done virtually either over the phone or using a video visit, whenever possible.
During the COVID-19 pandemic our Smoking Cessation visits will be offered over the phone. Patients will need to make transportation arrangements to the clinic to pick up their NRT (patches, gum, lozenges), when applicable.