QuitCore program helps local residents quit tobacco

Free, six-week AHS workshop to be offered in Lacombe next month

Local residents wishing to kick their tobacco habits can access the tools and support needed to build a tobacco-free lifestyle when QuitCore, can attend a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program.

Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program teaches people who use tobacco how to develop a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse. The program also connects participants with others trying to quit.

By taking part in QuitCore, participants can also access financial supports for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Combining counselling such as that offered through this program with the use NRTs increases an individual’s chances of quitting successfully when compared to using one quit method alone.

QuitCore will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays starting September 12 at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre – 5430 47 Avenue. To register, interested participants can call toll-free 1-866-710-QUIT (7848). For additional resources and support for people who wish to quit tobacco or remain tobacco free, please visit www.albertaquits.ca.

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease, disability and premature death in Alberta, causing more than 3,000 deaths each year across the province. Many more Albertans suffer from tobacco-related illnesses.

AHS offers various programs and services to help Albertans quit tobacco, including telephone and online support services, one-on-one counselling and group cessation programs, such as QuitCore. The program, which launched in 2008, is now available in more than 25 communities across the province.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

-Submitted by Alberta Health Services

Just Posted

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

Lacombe Generals looking to capture Allan Cup on home ice

Generals returning key veterans in hopes avenging last years finals loss

Unsightly properties upcoming focus for Bylaw Enforcement

Clean up of long-standing, problematic properties will begin on Sept. 21

City of Lacombe 2018-2021 Strategic Plan now available

The plan is the premiere planning document for achieving Council’s stated vision

Gord Bamford returns to Central Alberta on latest tour

Hocky Tonks and Dive Bars Tour coming to Bo’s in November

WATCH: AHS breaks ground on new Lacombe Community Health Centre

17,000 sq. ft. facility will bring existing Lacombe AHS services together

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Canada signs global pact to help rid world’s oceans of abandoned fishing gear

The federal Fisheries Minister says it’s a ‘critical issue’

GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

Kavanaugh has denied al allegations of sexual misconduct

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

Bradley Williams takes over as Westerner Park Interim CEO

CFR expected to go on as scheduled with no disruption

Despite protests, Russia’s anti-doping agency reinstated

On a 9-2 vote, the executive committee declared RUSADA as having satisfied conditions

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Most Read