The Stop Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health has taken smoking cessation beyond its traditional models. Clients in Ontario who want to use Zyban or Champix to stop smoking but cannot afford to pay for the medication are able to download a brief assessment from our website, take it to their physician for approval, and sign off. The clients receive the pharmacotherapy right to their door by mail. Pharmacists provide counseling over the telephone. This has increased access to medication for clients but also helped to train the physicians as patients were driving the need for this type of service.
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