QuitCore program to help you quit smoking

Looking for one more reason to quit? Need some help with that New Year’s resolution?

Help is on the way.

Alberta Health Services is expanding its QuitCore program into Rimbey, bringing free tobacco cessation group support to the area.

Led by trained cessation professionals, the program teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit that will work for them, while providing strategies to deal with recovery symptoms, manage stress and prevent relapse. Consisting of six or eight in-depth sessions over a 10- to 14-week period, the program also connects smokers with others.

“Many individuals consider changing habits in the New Year to improve their health and quitting smoking may be one of them,” says Susan Canning, AHS tobacco reduction manager. “We are pleased to expand the QuitCore program to new communities to support individuals who want to quit smoking.”

The program will expand to 13 new communities across the province with sessions beginning the week of Jan. 31 in Rimbey. To register for the program or to learn more, you can call 1-866-710-7848.