Smokers Encouraged To Butt Out

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV

With the arrival of non-smoking week in Canada, smokers are being encouraged to take advantage of the provincial government’s smoking cessation program.

Health Minister Terry Lake says more than 230 thousand British Columbians have taken advantage of the program which offers free nicotine replacement products. “Quitting may take practice and it can take a number of times to be successful,” said Lake.

The program offers a number of cessation products including nicotine gum, lozenges, an inhaler or the patch, and even prescription drugs. “As someone who has witnessed loved ones struggle with nicotine addiction, I know your family, friends and pets are immensely grateful for your decision for better health,” said Lake.

Program information can be accessed online from the BC government website.   This is national non-smoking week in Canada.

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