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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.

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