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2018/01/19
In CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, one-on-one sessions to stop smoking are free and effective!

Quebec Without Tobacco Week 2018
(Jan. 21 – 27)

Montreal, January 19, 2018 – According to conclusive data, a person’s odds of quitting smoking are 40% to 60% greater if their therapy includes one-on-one sessions with a healthcare professional. CIUSSS West-Central Montreal offers the reminder that anyone who wants to stop smoking has access to free resources at CLSCs. 

“When someone comes to a Smoking Cessation Centre, they are choosing not to be judged, but to be welcomed as a whole person whose goals include facing the challenge of quitting smoking,” says Mathilde Renaud, counsellor at the CIUSSS Smoking Cessation Centre. “We’re there to help, whether that person is ready to stop or simply wants to talk about it.” 

"The commitment of our healthcare network to safeguarding the well-being of healthcare users means that we are intent not only on providing superior treatment, but helping to prevent illness and the need for medical care," says Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, President and CEO of the CIUSSS. "Quitting smoking is no easy task, but our healthcare professionals are experienced at assisting anyone who is determined to take that crucial first step." 

Individual sessions at the Smoking Cessation Centre

The Smoking Cessation Centre helps the user address various aspects of smoking cessation, including nicotine withdrawal, how to remain a non-smoker, and how to take advantage of support services. These individual sessions also offer pharmacological aids, which are reimbursed by RAMQ. These are the participating CLSCs:

CLSC René-Cassin
CLSC Benny Farm
CLSC Park Extension
CLSC Côte-des-Neiges
CLSC Métro

Group meetings at the Jewish General Hospital

For more information about the Smoking Cessation Program, please read the brochure.


Media Relations: Emmanuelle Paciullo | epaciullo@jgh.mcgill.ca | 514 340-8222, ext. 24120 | Pager: 514-618-5430
CIUSSS West-Central Montreal: Serving a population of nearly 345,000 with more than 9,000 employees, including 700 doctors