In December 2013, the North Durham Family Health Team (NDFHT) partnered with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to bring their Smoking Cessation Model (OMSC) to our patients. This is not a brief program effort but an ongoing practice change at the NDFHT. We intend to work with all smokers to help them make a decision to quit, to support their effort as fully as we can, to monitor their progress over time and to offer continued help for anyone who relapses.
Regular supportive counselling is provided to maximize chances of successfully quitting smoking. Smokers who wish to quit are encouraged to speak with your physician or any member of the North Durham Family Health Team for more information. A calendar of smoking cessation programs can be accessed here.