Pharmacy Services

Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking can be a challenge, but the health benefits of quitting far outweigh the barriers you may face.

Did you know:

Within 1 year of quitting, risk of smoking related heart attack is cut in half 

Within 10 years of quitting, risk of dying from lung cancer is cut in half

All Peoples locations now provide direct access to FREE smoking cessation and nicotine replacement therapy offered by the BC Smoking Cessation Program.

B.C. Smoking Cessation Program

The B.C. Government’s Smoking Cessation Program helps eligible B.C. residents stop smoking or stop using other tobacco products by assisting them with the cost of smoking cessation aids such as nicotine replacement therapy products (nicotine gum, patches lozenges, or inhalers). 

To register for the free nicotine replacement program, simply go to any Peoples location with the following:

Your B.C. Care Card number (also known as your personal health number or PHN for short)  

A Peoples Pharmacist will ask you several questions to make sure you are eligible. If you are eligible and you’re not sure which nicotine replacement product is best for you, a Peoples Pharmacist will help you choose. A Peoples Pharmacist will also ask if you have serious health issues to determine if nicotine replacement therapy is the best choice for you.

Your Peoples Pharmacist can also provide helpful advice on smoking cessation and how nicotine replacement therapy works. Understanding smoking triggers, developing coping strategies, and having realistic expectations, are important steps in smoking cessation.

Take charge of your health and quit smoking with the help of the BC Smoking Cessation Program.