News

Make a resolution to quit with B.C.’s Smoking Cessation Program

Smokers who want to make a New Year resolution to quit are reminded that help is available from B.C.’s Smoking Cessation Program.

“Quitting smoking can be the best thing you can do for your health as it will reduce health risks like cancer, heart disease and asthma,” said Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid. “There are a range of supports in place through our Smoking Cessation Program and accessing them can be as simple as calling 8-1-1.”

Since the Smoking Cessation Program was launched on Sept. 30, 2011, 161,453 orders for nicotine replacement therapies have been placed through HealthLink BC.  As well, over 45,000 people have obtained a prescription for a smoking cessation drug while visiting their physician for another reason.

- Courtesy of SendToNews/Government of B.C.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Learning from an industry expert
 
Annual poppy campaign kicks off
 
Fundraiser helps local family
Prince Rupert students complete work on healing and reconciliation gift to government
 
Shipping company names new ship after the city
 
(VIDEO) Hundreds pay respects to former finance minister Jim Flaherty
Coats are provided
 
Protestors call for end to police brutality
 
Frozen beef burgers recalled for possible E. coli contamination

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.