The STOP Program recruited its first participant in October of 2005. Since then, more than 100,000 Ontario smokers have enrolled in the program to receive free stop-smoking medication in combination with various forms of counselling support to help them quit smoking.
STOP has collaborated with partners from a variety of health care settings to deliver smoking cessation medication and counselling to patients. STOP has also reached patients directly through internet and telephone enrollment.
Currently, STOP is partnering with Family Health Teams (FHTs), Community Health Centres (CHCs), Public Health Units (PHUs) and Addictions Agencies across Ontario to deliver smoking cessation treatment (Nicotine Replacement Therapy) and counselling to patients and clients who wish to quit smoking.
The STOP Program has and continues to collaborate with different community and regional partners in many different ways. Below is a summary of the collaboration that took place between 2005 and 2012. We look forward to maintaining our existing partnerships as well as building new community connections into the future.