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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on their upcoming “STOP Study” to help smokers quit by supplying them with five weeks of free nicotine patches.
STOP (Stop Smoking Therapy for Ontario Patients) has conducted workshops across the province since 2007, providing smokers with free cessation aids and stop smoking advice.
The workshops will take place in Windsor at Adie Knox and Gino Marcus Community Centres, in Essex at the Essex County Civic Centre, and in Leamington at the Leamington Area Family Health Team office.
Interested smokers will be pre-screened and assigned to one of the four workshops scheduled between Monday, November 21st and Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011.
Participants in the Study must attend a three hour workshop before receiving their nicotine replacement patches. In return participants will be contacted by phone by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to provide support and to gauge participants’ progress.
Anyone wishing to participate in the STOP Smoking Study must contact the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit’s Tobacco Hotline at 519-258-2146 extension 3218 by Friday, November 18, 2011.
Participation in the STOP Study is strictly confidential.