Quit smoking stock photo from Metro Creative

Quit smoking stock photo from Metro Creative

Sylvan Lake chosen for a quit smoking research project

Sylvan Lake Quits is a new research project that aims to help current smokers interested in quitting

Sylvan Lake Quits is a new research project coming to the area and soon you will receive an information package. Watch the mail for your blue envelope!

The project aims to help current smokers interested in quitting, but if you do not smoke, you can still help. Please spread the word by telling your friends, family, and neighbours about the study. If you are a smoker, please consider participating. If eligible to participate, you will receive a free 5-week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) patches.

Each information package will contain a coupon code to access the screening survey. Available online and by phone, the survey takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. To take part you must: currently smoke, be at least 18 years old, and live in the municipality of Sylvan Lake the majority of the year. Only one eligible member of every household may redeem a coupon and receive the NRT patches and we have enough NRT to send to 800 participants.

The Sylvan Lake Quits project is funded by the Canadian Cancer Society through a grant to Dr. John A. Cunningham at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

-Submitted by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health