New Huron Quit Smoking Program

The Huron County Health Unit has partnered with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on a new Quit Smoking program.

Public Health Nurse Julie Verch says they are offering a workshop at the health unit in Clinton on September 30. The workshop will help smokers formulate a plan to quit, discuss some of the tricks for dealing with cravings, and will provide five weeks of nicotine patches to eligible smokers.

Verch explains that nicotine patches have been proven to double a smoker’s chances of quitting, and having a plan improves those chances even further. She adds usually if a smoker can get through the first five weeks, their cravings have diminished and the worst part is behind them.

Smokers interested in the workshop can contact the Huron County Health Unit to register.