Province to Help Ontarians Butt Out
The province has announced two new initiatives aimed at helping Ontarians butt out.
Health Minister Deb Mathews made the announcement Wednesday at the Regent Park Community Health Centre in recognition of National Non-Smoking week.
The province already has 41 Community Health Centres that will now be providing over-the-counter nicotine cessation aids and counselling at no cost.
The province will be spending $810-thousand to partner with select workplaces through 11 public health units to reduce smoking among workers in the industrial and service sectors.
The province will also be spending $2-million to help patients at hospitals quit smoking as well.
The announcement came on "Weedless Wednesday".