Smoking Cessation Support Service

Overview

Smoking is the major cause of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Smoking also increases your risk of other respiratory conditions and cancers. Quitting smoking can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50% in one year. Quitting smoking before you get pregnant or during the first trimester of pregnancy can reduce your risk of having a low birth weight baby.

The Prince Edward Family Health Team Smoking Cessation Support Service provides individualized support and education for smokers of all ages, who are interested in quitting.

Goal

The goal of Smoking Cessation Support is to provide the tools, support and education necessary to help you achieve and maintain a smoke free lifestyle.

Services

Our Smoking Cessation Nurse will:

• Assess your smoking history
• Help you to understand the underlying reasons for smoking
• Work with you to develop a quit smoking plan
• Help you pick a quit smoking date
• Review medications that are available to help you quit smoking
• Refer you to your health care provider if you want to try a smoking cessation medication
• Discuss ways to minimize weight gain when quitting
• Provide in-office or telephone follow-up support
• Help you to revisit and revise your quit smoking plan as needed
• Discuss participation in a smoking cessation support group

Links of Interest

CAMH

Canadian Cancer Society

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ontario Lung Association

Smoke Free Ontario

Making an Appointment

If you are contemplating quitting there are 2 ways to make a Smoking Cessation appointment:

  1. Book through your Primary Care Providers office directly.
  2. Call our central scheduling line at 613-476-0400 ext. 201.

You do not need a referral to obtain an appointment.

 


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