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If you smoke cigarettes and are interested in quitting smoking, we can help!

Stonechurch Family Health Centre and McMaster Family Practice have specially trained smoking cessation counsellors who are ready to assist you with your quit plan, successes and challenges. We encourage you to discuss you quit plan ideas with your health care practitioner especially if you are interested in Smoking Cessation Counselling, Nicotine Replacement, Champix or Zyban.

The STOP smoking cessation program offers counselling support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) (patch, gum, inhaler and lozenge) at no cost to patients/clients who want to quit smoking.

Talk to your health care practitioner to see if you are eligible to join the STOP program.

You will be referred to a smoking cessation counsellor and asked to complete a consent form agreeing to participate in the program and then complete our questionnaire.

Your smoking cessation counsellor will meet with you at regular follow up visits every two to four weeks to receive additional NRT for up to maximum of 26 weeks.

For free telephone support for quitting smoking call the Smoker’s Helpline in Ontario: 1-877-513-5333

McMaster University Department of Family MedicineMichael G. DeGroote School of Medicine