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P.S.A.'S · 22nd December 2009
Northern Health
“Stopping smoking is the easiest thing in the world – I’ve done it a hundred times.”

If this Mark Twain quote describes you, you are not alone. This is the time of year when many smokers pledge to quit smoking, but the decision to quit may be a lot easier than enduring some of the cravings in the process.

With the New Year just weeks away and yearly resolutions looming, this is a time when many smokers consider butting out. Northern Health’s Tobacco Reduction Program wants you to know FREE resources are available to help. It’s proven that smokers generally need support, whether it's from a formal stop-smoking program or at least informal support from their friends and family. Northern Health would like to promote the programs we endorse that will help you to quit smoking for good this year!

Northern Health’s Nicotine Intervention Counseling Centre (NICC) Program Northern Health’s Nicotine Intervention Counseling Centre (NICC) program can help you reach your goal to live a smoke-free life. We have trained healthcare professionals that work with you to find the right combination of behaviour modification, advice, friendly encouragement and nicotine replacement therapy. As a client of NICC you will receive:

Individual Consultation (including helping you to develop a quit plan), Nicotine Replacement Therapy (i.e.: patch, gum and/or inhaler) and Relapse Prevention (follow-up support for one year).

The NICC Program is available in over 20 communities throughout Northern Health. There is no cost for the program.

For more information about NICC, contact your local health unit or your local number below:
Northwest: 250-622-6371
Northern Interior: 250-565-