QuitNS is a FREE online pilot program offered by the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to help Nova Scotians quit smoking. People were able to join from the comfort of their home and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches and gum/lozenges mailed to their address.
What did people receive if they were eligible for the program?
Free quit smoking medication for 4 weeks of treatment were mailed within ~2 weeks of enrollment
To qualify, people were required to:
Be a resident of Nova Scotia
Be 18 years of age or older
Currently smoke cigarettes
Willing to make a quit attempt within 30 days of enrollment
Have a mailing address in Nova Scotia (to receive the NRT package)
Must not be pregnant or breastfeeding
Do not have a generalized skin disorder
Do not have known hypersensitivity or allergy to nicotine or adhesives
NOTE: Enrollment in QuitNS was limited to one (1) per person, and four (4) per household, within a 12-month period. Individuals who enroll in the QuitNS Program will not be eligible to re-enroll in the QuitNS program for a period of at least 12 months.
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