Algonquin Family Health Team

Smoking Cessation

The Algonquin FHT Smoking Cessation Programoffers smoking cessation counseling for people who want assistance to help them reduce or quit smoking.  We also offer a free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) clinic –providing free patches, gum, lozenges and inhalers, along with smoking cessation counseling for up to 26 weeks for people who want to reduce or quit smoking.

You will meet individually or as a couple with a smoking cessation counselor at the Algonquin FHT offices in the Howland Building.  Initial appointments are booked for an hour and follow-up appointments are usually ½ an hour.  Some of the information you can expect to discuss includes:

  • Review your smoking history
  • Work with you to identify your smoking triggers and understand their role in a quit attempt
  • Explore your reasons for quitting
  • Learn about nicotine addiction and withdrawal
  • Learn about the smoking cessations aids that can help you be successful

Registration Information

Individuals who are seeking assistance to help them reduce or quit smoking can refer themselves or their doctor/nurse practitioner can refer them for smoking cessation counseling.  Referral to the nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) clinic requires a referral from your doctor or nurse practitioner.

There is no fee charged for these services, however the hospital charges a $5.00 parking fee at the Howland Building, payable by cash (loonies & toonies) only.

For more information contact Valerie Booker, Administrative Assistant at Link:(click to call) 705-787-0846 x200 or email valerie.booker@mahc.ca

The Respiratory Health Program is based on the Canadian Respiratory Guidelines and the CAN-ADAPTT Canadian Smoking Cessation Guideline.

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