QuitNow director Jack Boomer says a huge number of people are taking advantage of the program since it was launched last September.
“With over 100,000 orders for nicotine replacement therapy, it shows that there are a heck of a lot of people in British Columbia who want support to quit smoking,” he explains.
Boomer adds that many people need several tries to quit, but providing support can at least double the chances of someone quitting successfully.
“We know that upwards of 70 per cent of British Columbians who smoke want to quit,” he stressed. “So if we can provide them with the tools and resources, that will assist them tremendously”
Boomer says there were 50,000 requests for first time orders when it launched.