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Health Unit hosts quit smoking workshops offering free NRT

Mar 15, 2012
MIDLAND – If you’ve tried to quit smoking and are finding it tough to do on your own, a free STOP smoking workshop that includes a supply of the nicotine patch and support may be the answer.

MIDLANDIf you’ve tried to quit smoking and are finding it tough to do on your own, a free STOP smoking workshop that includes a supply of the nicotine patch and support may be the answer.

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, is hosting a three-hour workshop in Midland on Tuesday, March 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. During the workshop you will get tips on quitting and staying quit, support to reduce cravings and access to a public health nurse who can answer your quitting questions.

A similar workshop is being held in Orillia on Wednesday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and in Bracebridge on Wednesday, March 28 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pre-registration is required and participants will be asked some basic information about their smoking behavior before being accepted for the workshop. Enrolment is limited to 50 people at each workshop. For more information and to register, call the health unit’s Health Connection line at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

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