Help for Huron Smokers to Quit

February 20, 2014

Huron County, ON – Huron County smokers who are ready to butt out can get free nicotine-replacement therapy to help.

For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Huron County five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy. It also offers smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.

Nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to effectively help people quit smoking by easing withdrawal symptoms. Workshop participants also receive educational material with quit smoking and relapse prevention strategies. They will also receive information to address other unhealthy lifestyle factors that are known to accompany smoking.

STOP workshops will be held in Clinton on March 13 and March 27 at 6:30 pm at the Huron County Health Unit.

For more information, to see if you are eligible to participate, and to register call the health unit at 519.482.3416 or toll-free at 1.877.837.6143.

The STOP Program is led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). It is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as part of its Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy.


For more information:
Our media contact is: Barbara Leavitt, Communications Co-ordinator, 519.482.3416 ext. 2289
Our spokesperson is: Julie Verch, Public Health Nurse


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)