Thursday, October 8, 2009

Smokers' Helpline Services launched for Yukon (Canada)

"The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, federal Minister of Health, along with Yukon's Health and Social Services Minister the Honourable Glenn Hart, today announced the launch of a toll-free quitline service that will help Yukoners quit smoking. "The Government of Canada is proud to support a territorial Smokers' Helpline in Yukon," said Minister Aglukkaq. "Providing help to people trying to kick the tobacco addiction is important for both the federal and territorial governments and quitlines in other regions of Canada have already proven themselves to be very effective tools." The Smokers' Helpline provides free, confidential, telephone-based smoking cessation services to smokers who are interested in quitting. Individuals who call the Smokers' Helpline receive important information, advice, and motivational counselling from a quit specialist. In addition, specialists will help connect smokers with available local cessation services and provide support materials that will assist them in quitting" - Health C anada

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