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January 17, 2017 by HealthyFamilies BC

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British Columbia services to help quit smoking

The first step in accomplishing any goal is having the idea to do it.

If quit smoking has been something you’ve been thinking about, congratulations! You are already on your way to getting where you want to be. Maybe you’ve tried to quit before and remember how hard it is.

The important thing is you have set the intention to quit and you are trying.

What next? Use these services to make your smoke-free goal become reality.

  1. QuitNow offers comprehensive, personalized support to help you quit smoking. It’s also completely free of charge for all British Columbians. Check out these great options:
    • One-on-one coaching. Trained quit smoking experts are available by phone, instant chat or videoconference to help answer whatever questions you might have or provide whatever support you might need. To get started, sign up at QuitNow.ca or call 1-877-455-2233. Phone coaching is now available in more than 300 languages through a translation service.
    • Daily motivation. Stay on track with daily tips and reminders sent directly to your phone or email. Text QUITNOW to 654321 to get started with text messages, or sign up for emails when you create an account. 
    • Community support. Swap tips and advice, celebrate milestones, and push through frustrations with the growing community of smoking quitters on Facebook or in Community Forums.
  1. BC Smoking Cessation Program helps eligible British Columbians stop smoking by assisting with the cost of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products or smoking cessation prescription medications. Visit your local pharmacy to sign up for NRTs or ask your doctor about medication. 
  1. Run to Quit coaches tobacco users to get active and quit smoking – at the same time. Participants are coached through a gradual 10-week Learn-to-Run clinic in combination with proven smoking cessation strategies. There are options to participate both in-person and remotely. This program is for people at any fitness level.

Sign up for a QuitNow coaching program while also using the BC Smoking Cessation Program. Combining therapies with support will improve your chances of quitting by helping you deal with cravings and withdrawal symptoms.


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