Coastal Health Authority Stop Smoking Groups
to Quit (for gay men)
our Breath (for lesbians)
is easier when you do it with friends. Join others in the quest to quit
for a ten week program that will help you beat the addiction to nicotine
and redesign a cigarette-free lifestyle.
Catching Our Breath
Tuesday Evenings 7:00 - 9:00pm, Jan 18 - March 22
Where: North Community Health Centre, 202 - 1651 Commercial Drive
(Commercial & 1st Ave). Elevator and stairs on Commercial, opening next
to entrance to Il Mercado.
A 10-week program
for change for lesbian, bi and trans women who smoke. FREE but Registration
is required. Call 604.684.5307 to register. Registrants will be contacted
by phone prior to the group beginning.
Presented by Pride
Health Services: A Partnership of The Centre, Three Bridges Community
Health Centre, AIDS Vancouver, Trans Health.
Sponsored by The Lung Association of British Columbia, this site
offers email support and a support forum that might just give you the
edge you need to become an ex-smoker. Click on the link for easy access.
Nicotine Anonymous is a non-profit 12-step fellowship of men and women
helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes
all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using
cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of
Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using
tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The fellowship offers group
support and recovery using the 12-steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous
to achieve abstinence from nicotine.
Community Health Centre
doctor or approved therapist must refer you to this clinic for free acupuncture
to deal with addictions.
Aaron Hoo, N.D.
1190 Thurlow Street
acupuncture, herbal medications and nutritional support as you start to
live smoke-free. Support cleansing and lung regeneration with a program
specifically designed for new non-smokers. Gay N.D.
sure which alternative therapy is right for you? Consider acupuncture,
Chinese herbal medicines, and hypnotherapy in a gay-friendly environment
that is also experienced with HIV issues.
the pharmacy aisles for complementary therapies like herbs, homeopathic
remedies, nutritional supplements and natural health products as you wait
to fill your prescription for quit-smoking medications.
natural as you go smoke free. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can
show you natural health products that will have you off cigarettes and
on with your healthy life.
is considered an effective quit-smoking technique. Free service available
from Craig and Melissa, Monday to Friday 4:45-6:00. First come, first
406–2150 W. Broadway
Try Traditional Chinese Medicine that includes acupuncture and herbal
therapy to finally quit smoking in a GLBT friendly clinic.
Kimberly Courchaine, CHt
Simple Life Therapy
Quit smoking through hypnotherapy.
to Quit Smoking in Vancouver
Lists and links to quit smoking groups, quit smoking web sites, organizations
and natural health practitioners.
a PDF of our Quit Smoking Kit, or pick it up at one of our locations in
Vancouver for free.
kind of symptoms should you expect when quitting smoking? And how can
you deal with them? Here's the latest, research-verified information on
both alternative and pharmaceutical methods of overcoming the negatives
of nicotine withdrawal.
it comes to butting out, you don't have to go it alone. There are quit-aids
available to suit every personality and preference from alternative
therapies to medical interventions. Which one suits your style?
happens to your body after you quit smoking?
we get overwhelmed when we think we have far to go to reach our goals.
But giving up cigarettes has some immediate health benefits too!
Make it easy on yourself as you learn to live smoke-free.
Did you know...
doesn't make you sexy? Women who smoke often have decreased vaginal
lubrication, while cigarettes damage the circulatory system for
men and can lead to sexual dysfunction.