Provincial Smoking Cessation Program for Individuals with Low Income Change in Coverage

January 9, 2018

The Smoking Cessation Program aims to improve access to quit smoking medications and nicotine replacement products by contributing to the cost of these products for individuals who are eligible under the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program (NLPDP).

The Provincial Government’s Chronic Disease Action Plan, released in 2017, committed to expanding the Smoking Cessation Program to provide access to Nicotine Replacement Therapies. Effective January 15, 2018, the Provincial Smoking Cessation Program for Individuals with Low Income will include coverage of the Habitrol Patch. This product was originally provided under special authorization only. Other products covered are Champix and Zyban. Click here to learn more about the program.

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