For those patients that have a
family doctor at the Niagara Medical Group Family
Health Team, that are wishing to quit smoking or
discuss the options or process of quitting, one on
one counseling is provided by a Health Care
The program is based on
self-referral you simply need to contact your family
physicians office and an initial appointment can be
booked. All appointments are 30
minutes in length. Appointments
are offered one morning a week.
Follow up is offered, typically every two to three
weeks and will continue for approximately one month
post quitting smoking.
During a smoking cessation appointment the
patient will discuss with the health care provider
options on quitting smoking whether it be medication
or behavior modification. There is no cost to the
patient for the program. All educational materials
are provided by the Canadian Cancer Society.