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Smoking Cessation Program

The Smoking Cessation Program (Quit Care Program) is designed to help nicotine-dependent smokers stop their use of tobacco.  As part of the program, addiction nurses work with participants during five sessions to help people understand what triggers their smoking and how to develop a personal plan to deal with these situations. 

Clients learn more about their dependence through self-observation and develop new skills which can significantly improve their chances of quitting, often with the aid of medications such as the nicotine patch, gum, and Zyban.  Research has shown that success rates are improved when stop smoking medications like these are used and are combined with intensive counselling.  Those who take part in the programs are eligible to have a portion of the cost of the patch, gum, or zyban covered to a maximum of $75 per year per participant.

Individual and group counseling programs are available across the province at Addiction Service locations and are offered at no charge.

Islanders interested in participating in the quit smoking programs are encouraged to call PEI's toll-free quit smoking line at:

Callers will be referred to the quit smoking program which best meets their needs and interests.

Contact information
Tel:  (902) 569-0524 or (902) 368-4038
Toll-free: 1-877-513-5333
   Resource Links:

Health PEI - Patient Safety Brochures

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