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Free Treatment to Quit Smoking if you are Under 25
Thursday, January 25, 2018
If you’ve been thinking about quitting smoking and are 24 years old or younger, you can get free services and medications to help you quit.
Under the OHIP+ Program you’ll be able to get:
- Support services and counselling by a pharmacist for one year.
- Prescription medication such as Champix and Zyban if you are participating in counseling to help you stop smoking.
Statistics show that if you’re a youth who smokes, you will become a regular smoker by the time you are 18 years old.
Close to 13,000 people in Ontario are reported to die each year as a result of smoking. If you quit smoking early, you are less likely to develop smoking-related illnesses like cancer and heart disease.
To search for more covered drugs visit the OHIP+ online tool. You can also read the 7 tips to reduce your risk of cancer on Settlement.org