Thinking About Quitting Smoking?

Written by admin, December 4, 2015

December 4, 2015 – Public Health Offering Free Program and Nicotine Replacement Therapy

The Peterborough Public Health is pleased to offer “Choose to be …Smoke Free”, a free program for anyone 16 to 45 years old interested in quitting smoking.

“Each session is designed to help people who want to quit smoking in a completely non-judgmental, supportive environment,” said Serena Jewer, Public Health Nurse. “It really helps participants to know they don’t have to go through a quit attempt alone.”

The program combines behavioural counselling from a registered nurse and access to free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), made possible with funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Participants will receive free quit smoking kits and resources, along with various NRT options.

Appointments are available starting December 7, 2015 until March 31, 2016 on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To book an appointment, just call Public Health at 705-743-1000, ext. 330.


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence
Communications Manager
705-743-1000, ext. 391