British Columbia Specific Information
The B.C. Smoking Cessation Program helps people stop smoking or using other tobacco products by assisting them with the cost of nicotine replacement therapies. The Program covers 2 types of prescription smoking cessation drugs: bupropion (Zyban®) and varenicline (Champix®). The Program also covers 2 non-prescription nicotine replacement therapy products: Thrive® nicotine chewing gum and Habitrol® nicotine patches. The Program is open to all B.C. residents who wish to stop smoking or using tobacco products. For more information on the Program, please visit the B.C. Smoking Cessation Program website or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1 to begin the program.
For general information on quitting smoking and an overview of smoking cessation aids, see HealthLinkBC File #30c Quitting Smoking. This HealthLinkBC File also provides information on support services available from Quit Now Services.