Any patients in our area who use nicotine containing products who are wanting to stop using these products. Nicotine containing products include cigarettes (including cigarettes that you make yourself), E-cigarettes (ie. Vape pen, vapes, mods, hookah pens, or e-hookahs), cigars, cigarillos, pipe tobacco, smokeless/chewing tobacco (including snus or snuff) and tobacco water pipe.
Smoking tobacco continues to be a major contributing factor for adverse health outcomes. Our vision at the Family Health Team is to help our area to be a healthy, empowered rural community. The single, most effective action that anyone can do to improve his or her health is to quit smoking. The pharmacists at the Listowel-Wingham and Area Family Health Team will help patients devise a plan to meet the goal of smoking cessation. Pharmacologic options to decrease nicotine cravings will be explored. Patients will meet with our pharmacists at regular intervals to track progress, help with suggestions for further lifestyle changes, and to provide nicotine replacement products.
In meeting with the pharmacist at regular intervals for progress tracking, clients are held accountable for their smoking status. This accountability and counselling helps patients reduce their nicotine use.
With support and pharmacological aids, smoking cessation or nicotine cessation is possible.
If you are a rostered patient and in need of mental health/counselling supports please speak to your health care provider about a referral, or you may request this service on your own by calling in to the clinic.