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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)

Other requirements: 

  • 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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Frequently-Asked Questions

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