New Help in Southern Huron to Quit Smoking

May 6, 2016

People who smoke and other tobacco users in southern Huron County have a new place to get help quitting.

Currently operating out of Clinton, the Huron Butts Out service will also begin offering appointments at the South Huron Medical Centre in Exeter in May.

Huron Butts Out is a Health Unit service focusing on tobacco users who have nowhere to go for a quit attempt. For those clients, Huron Butts Out provides free nicotine replacement therapy (e.g. patch and gum) in combination with one-on-one counselling.

If a tobacco user isn’t sure what help they are eligible for, Huron Butts Out will assist and connect the person to the appropriate organization.

“Most people who use tobacco want to quit,” says Maryanne Hayter, Public Health Nurse. “Now residents in the south of the county have more options when making a quit attempt. It is exciting to offer this service with the support of the South Huron Hospital Association at the South Huron Medical Centre in Exeter.”

Todd Stepanuik, President and CEO of the South Huron Hospital Association says, “South Huron Hospital Association is pleased to be able to work together with the Huron County Health Unit to increase access for those wanting to quit tobacco use. Providing the service close to home will make it less difficult to kick the habit.”

Starting May 26 on Thursdays, Huron Butts Out will offer weekly services by appointment at the South Huron Medical Centre, 23 Huron Street West, Exeter. The service is offered to any member of the public — clients are not required to be patients of the medical centre. Interested individuals should call the Huron County Health Unit at 1-877-837-6143 and ask to speak to Tobacco Cessation Public Health Nurse Maryanne Hayter for more information or to arrange an appointment.


For more information contact:

Angela Sturdy, Executive Assistant
519.482.3416 (ext 2010)
Maryanne Hayter, Public Health Nurse