Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/October 23, 2018 - Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your life and health. You may smoke for many reasons, but there are even more reasons to quit. Reasons for quitting could include improving your health, relationships, finances, or any other personal goal you want to achieve.
Over the next eight weeks, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health will be running an education campaign that promotes the importance and benefits of quitting smoking.
"Research shows that it can take many attempts to quit smoking for good," says Shannon Del Grosso, Health Promoter and TEACH certified Quit Smoking Coach. "If you use commercial tobacco products, your quit date might be one of the most important dates of your life. We recognize how difficult quitting can be, and we encourage you to make quit attempts as often as possible".
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health offers quit smoking clinics throughout the community. No appointment is necessary to attend these "We Can Quit" Clinics. In addition, Nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges are available for only $5 a box.
Clinics are offered in:
- Bancroft - Thursdays from 1 pm to 4 pm
- Belleville - Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm
- Picton - biweekly on Fridays from 9 am to 11:30 am
- Trenton - Thursdays from 9 am to 11am
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health supports anyone who is considering taking a step towards quitting smoking. If you are thinking about quitting and ready to take back control, please visit one of our clinics, email us at TTL@hpeph.ca, or call the Tobacco Talk Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 600 or 1-800-267-2803 ext. 600.
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Shannon Del Grossso, Health Promoter
613-966-5500 ext. 320
Roberto Almeida, Program Manager
613-966-5500 ext. 346
About Hastings Prince Edward Public Health
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) operates one of 35 health units across Ontario. HPEPH provides dozens of programs and services, along with reliable health information, to a population of approximately 150,000 people in a 7,000 square km catchment area encompassing 17 municipalities. HPEPH's mission is to enable the people in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties to achieve and maintain optimal health through health protection and promotion, as well as disease and injury prevention. For more information, please visit www.hpepublichealth.ca. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.