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Program changes to help individuals quit smoking


The Provincial Government is providing more support for the Smoking Cessation Program for individuals with low income.


An individual can receive an additional 12 weeks of treatment to help pay for Champix or Zyban or a patch, gum, lozenge or inhaler. this new extension will extend treatment from 12 weeks to 24 weeks within a 365 day period.


Nicotine Quick Mist will be added as a benefit to be used in combination with other products.


Client co-payments will be reduced from $75.00 per 12 weeks of treatment to $18.00 per 12 weeks of treatment.


The program was launched in 2014 with the aim to improve access to medications and nicotine replacement therapy to support people in quitting smoking.


Since the launch of the program, $1,068,000 has been allocated annually for the program.


Individuals can contact the Smoker’s Helpline at 1-800-363-5864.


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