ধুমপান নিরোধে অন্টারিও সরকারের উদ্যোগ
এইদেশ ডেস্ক, বুধবার, জানুয়ারি ২৩, ২০১৩


অন্টারিও সরকার ধুম্পামুক্ত পরিবেশ বজায় রাখার অঙ্গিকার হিসেবে অন্টারিও জুরে ৪১ টি কমুনিটি হেলথ সেন্টারে্র মাধ্যমে বিনা মূল্যে নিকোটিন উপশম করার সহায় প্রদান করছে। একই সাথে সরকার দুইটি নতুন উদ্যোগ নিয়েছে মানুষকে ধুমপান থেকে বিরত রাখতে ।

Ontario is helping smokers keep their New Year's resolutions to quit during National Non-Smoking Week.
As part of the government's plan to ensure smokers looking to quit have access to the help and support they need, 41 Community Health Centres across Ontario are now providing over-the-counter nicotine cessation aids and counselling, at no cost to smokers.
In collaboration with community, workplace and health care partners, Ontario is also launching two new innovative smoking cessation initiatives:
• Partnering with select workplaces through 11 public health units to reduce smoking among workers in the industrial and service sectors. Initiatives include training peer educators to deliver brief counselling interventions, distributing smoking cessation aids to individuals and counselling through telephone services.
• Helping patients at hospitals quit smoking through various strategies such as providing both brief and intensive counselling, and improving care for patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and lung cancer.
These new initiatives build on the success of other supports for smokers offered in Ontario, including free nicotine replacement therapy at 122 Family Health Teams across the province and better access to smoking cessation aids, which can now be prescribed by pharmacists.
Keeping Ontario healthy by building smoke-free communities is an important part of the McGuinty government's Action Plan for Health Care and its goal of having the lowest smoking rate in Canada.