Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation Program

Quitting smoking is the greatest way to improve your overall health; however, it is a serious challenge for many smokers. Our pharmacists provide a counselling service both in-person and over the phone to help you quit smoking for good.
Through our individualized quit plan service, we provide you with:

  • A personalized assessment of your health and smoking history to help you better understand your triggers for smoking and help improve your motivation to quit

  • The development of a personalized quit plan, including how to get the most of your medication and tips on overcoming the barriers to quitting you might face during your quit journey

  • Under the new Pharmacists’ Scope of Practice, pharmacists are able to prescribe smoking cessation prescriptions; when this is deemed necessary, all recommendations will be communicated to your physician

  • A personalized follow-up strategy customized for you, which can include in-person visits, telephone calls and emails to help you stay on track

This service is covered under the Ontario Drug Benefit Program for patients who:

  • Are 65 years of age or older

  • Are covered under Trillium Drug Benefit Program*

  • Are on The Ontario Drug Benefit drug insurance program due to disability or social assistance*

*If you do not qualify for the government program,some private insurers offer coverage for this service.

Smoking Cessation Resources

Quit Smoking- Ontario Ministry of Health

Smokers' Helpline

For more information on smoking cessation, please call and speak with a pharmacist today at 905-637-3833!