Free nicotine replacement therapy for smokers

September 9, 2014

Huron County, ON – September is the second-most popular month for smokers to try to quit. The Huron County Health Unit is offering free nicotine replacement therapy to help smokers kick the habit for good this fall.

“For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting,” says Julie Verch, Public Health Nurse. “That’s why we are offering workshops as part of the STOP program.”

The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program offers eligible participants five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy. The program also offers tips on making a successful quit attempt.

The next STOP workshop will be held in Clinton on September 30. Pre-registration is required so please register early. To check your eligibility and register, call Julie Verch at 519.482.3416 or 1.877.837.6143.

The STOP Program is put on in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


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Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Coordinator, Huron County Health Unit, 519.482.3416 or toll-free 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2023 or

Our spokesperson is: Julie Verch, Public Health Nurse. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.



For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)