Workshops Help Smokers Turn Back the Clock

October 16, 2014

Huron County, ON – Did you know that within 20 minutes of being smoke free your body starts to recover from damage done by smoking?

“Your body turns back time when you quit smoking,” says Julie Verch, Public Health Nurse. “Don’t just turn back your clocks this fall, turn back to a healthier you.”

To help smokers quit, the Huron County Health Unit has three STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) workshops, with free nicotine replacement therapy for eligible participants, over November and December.

STOP workshops will be held in Goderich on November 6, in Wingham November 26, and in Exeter December 4. Pre-registration is required so please register early.

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

For more information, to see if you are eligible to participate and to register for the workshop(s) 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.


Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, 519.482.3416 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:

Rebecca Bartley, Communications Coordinator
519.482.3416 (ext 2023)