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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Redemption Characteristics and Quit Rates in a Cohort of Female Inpatients Receiving Quit Cards for Smoking Cessation - A Pilot Study

      Smoking is a leading cause of heart disease in women. Access to free smoking cessation medications may increase the likelihood that a patient will quit smoking. The Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC), an evidence-based smoking cessation program, provided patients with Quit Cards to redeem $450 of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) ($150 immediately and $300 following card registration) from any pharmacy in Ontario. This evaluation examines Quit Card redemption rates and smoking cessation rates in a cohort of female OMSC inpatients who received Quit Cards in the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).
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