Length:

One-time session, 60 minutes

Format/Description:

This one-time education and interactive discussion group will focus on the factors that make quitting smoking a challenge. We will review the physical and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction, suggest strategies to help you quit, and discuss medication options that can set you up for success.

Who should attend this group?

This group is intended for anyone who is thinking about quitting smoking or vaping.

Requirements/Expectations:

This session is open to anyone—you do not have to be a patient of the Thames Valley Family Health Team (TVFHT) in order to attend.

If you are a TVFHT patient, you must attend this group before seeing a clinician one-on-one for advice about quitting and to access free nicotine replacement supplies.

Benefits/Take-aways:

Past attendees of this group have found it very helpful to connect with others who are trying to quit, and we encourage participants to share wisdom learned from past quit attempts.

You will receive information about community programs for individual counselling and how to access free nicotine replacement supplies (patches, gum, lozenges, etc.) in your area.

People who get even brief counselling from a healthcare provider are 30% more likely to quit. Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and can add as much as 10 years to life expectancy.

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