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Cheapest quit method options

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  1. mikeysul
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    Is there research on what is the most affordable quit method/therapy? I am on a limited income and in my province there isn't much as far as government supports. Thanks.
  2. atp
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    mikeysul,

    You can try to click on FIND LOCAL SUPPORT at the top of this site. Might lead you to some community supports. Or call into the help line 1 877 513-5333. the quit coaches are great and can probably get you pointed in the right direction. 

    Most places (try your local hospital) have some sort of program that offers free or low cost nicotine reduction aids (patch, gum, etc). You can also go hardcore and quit cold turkey (that's what I did) that is probably the cheapest quit method but it takes some willpower above and beyond using NRT's.  

    I'm quit for one month now. was a pack a day smoker - so I have saved over $450.00 in one month not smoking. NRT's likely wold cost much less than smokes. So there is that way to look at the 'cost'.

    You'll never regret quitting smoking. You just need to want to do it. 
  3. jenna lee, quit coach
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    atp,

    I could not have answered this better myself! Thanks for listing these resources. Quitting is certainly worth the small investment in the long-run. It will save you money.

    Mikeysul, please feel free to try our new QuitMap, or call us so we can help you find local supports.

    Private health care insurance may also cover costs for those who have it, and/or you can ask your HR department for those working if there are employee assistance programs for quitting. 

    Lastly, research shows that people with the highest quit rates have 2 things:

    1) support 
    2) a quit aid

    At this time, we don't know exactly if one aid is significantly more effective to recommend it over the others, but the safe ones you could try (or ask for) include the nicotine replacement products (aka NRT: patch, gum, inhaler, lozenge, spray) and medications (champix, zyban). Lastly, there is combination therapy where 2 (or possibly) more of these aids can be combined. We always suggest speaking with your healthcare provider to ensure this is a safe option for you.

    Hope this helps,

    Jenna Lee
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