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Cessation: the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end


The Smoking Cessation Program is a “Stop” program run for you on an as needed basis. We partner with CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) to make this available to you.


Is this program for me?

  • Are you a patient of the STAR Family Health Team?
  • Are you ready to quit smoking but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you in need of a support system?


If you are ready to quit…


The Stop Program provides smokers or recent ex-smokers:

  • One-on-one cessation intervention with our Family Health team’s Pharmacist who will help smokers identify triggers, set and plan for a quit date, and have the needed support from peers as well as health care providers.
  • Initial and follow-up meetings with the Pharmacist who will provide you with free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) in the form of patches, inhalers, gum, and lozenges, and assists with tips and tricks for beating cravings, what to expect when taking NRT, and how to properly use it. The program allows the enrolled individual 26 weeks of NRT.
  • Enrollment is for 1-year from the date that the team’s pharmacist verifies your Intake information.
  • Patients are eligible to re-enroll if it’s been more than a year since their previous enrollment and they are currently smoking cigarettes, or recently quit (within the last 30-days)


How to join the STOP Program:

If you are a patient of the STAR Family Health Team and are currently using nicotine products or have used nicotine products in the past 30-days you are eligible to join the STOP program.

You can Self-enrol in the STOP program if you have an email address. Please contact 226-779-1187 and you will receive  a web link to register online. Upon completion of the registration you are  provided with a reference number that you must give to the team’s pharmacist at your *intake appointment.  You will meet with our team’s pharmacist in-person, virtually or by-phone to receive treatment counselling which includes: assessment of smoking status, behavioural counselling, and the provision of NRT.  To arrange this appointment, contact West End Pharmacy, Stratford  (519- 273- 7200). It will take approximately 20- 30 minutes for this appointment.

Please note: Intake appointments must be completed within 45 days of enrolment

If you do not have an email and are unable to self-enrol, assistance will be provided. Please contact:                  226-779-1187



Please contact 226-779-1187 and leave a message indicating you are interested in joining the STOP Program.

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