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Are you ready to quit tobacco?

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, a day set aside to remind the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what is being done to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.  See

Did you know a Healthcare Provider from Prairie Mountain Health can help support your tobacco quit journey and provide redeemable funds toward Nicotine Replacement Therapy products? The Tobacco Quit Card and Counselling Program provides counselling sessions and redeemable Quit Cards in the amount of $300 for nicotine patches and aids to eligible patients across Prairie Mountain Health.  Even if you are not eligible for the Quit Card, you can still receive individual counselling sessions.

What is offered in the Tobacco Quit Card and Counselling Program?

  • Counselling sessions with a health professional on how to stop tobacco use or vaping.  3 sessions are guaranteed (initial, 1 month & 6 months) and more can be provided if needed.
  • A Quit Card redeemable at any Manitoba pharmacy to help toward the cost nicotine replacement medication.

Who can participate?

  • Manitobans without insurance to cover nicotine replacement products (nicotine patches, gum and other aids) or who find it difficult to afford these medications.
  • Manitobans ready to quit or reduce smoking or vaping within 30 days.

Call 1-877-509-7852 to book you appointment today

Other tobacco cessation programs available to Prairie Mountain Health residents:

Quit Smoking with your Manitoba Pharmacist Program: Participating Manitoba pharmacies provide $100 and up to nine counselling sessions for Manitobans wanting to quit. Medications covered include nicotine patches, aids and oral medications. Ask your pharmacy if the program is available through them!

Commit to Quit Program (C2Q) is a five-session program offered live online to all Manitobans. This series is for anyone who would like to reduce or stop their tobacco or nicotine use. Learn about your triggers, setting realistic goals, how to start reducing, behavioural strategies that work and find out about quit medications. See or call 1-877-979-9355.

Packing It In is a one-class overview of the steps to quit smoking. It’s a helpful introduction if you are interested in the longer Commit to Quit Program. A recorded version is available at

The Last Drag is a Winnipeg 2SLGBTQ+ Facebook peer support group to help you quit smoking.

Talk Tobacco is an Indigenous Quit Smoking and Vaping resource providing free, confidential help line and online support. Now also offering text support. Visit their Facebook page or call 1-833-998-TALK (8255).

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential help line and online support. Now also offering text support to get you smoke-free for good. For more information visit their call 1-877-513-5333.

Nurse Practitioner (NP): some NPs in PMH can provide quit smoking counselling and NRT products (patches/gum). Contact your local clinic to see if this service is available in your area.

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