The BC Smoking Cessation Program helps eligible BC residents to quit smoking or use other tobacco products by covering the price of:
Each calendar year (from January to December), eligible BC residents can receive a single continuous course of treatment with NRTs. This can be up to 12 weeks (84 days in a row). NRT products include specific nicotine gums, lozenges, and patches.
You can get NRT products without seeing your primary care provider or be registered for Fair PharmaCare. To access NRT products, visit your local pharmacy. You and the pharmacist must both sign a declaration form.
Each calendar year (from January to December), PharmaCare will cover a portion of one prescription smoking cessation drug for a single continuous course of treatment. This can be for up to 12 weeks (84 days in a row). Talk to your primary care provider about whether prescription smoking cessation drugs are right for you. Depending on your medical history, your primary care provider may prescribe one to you, or suggest you to try nicotine replacement therapy or some other smoking cessation plan.
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