Specialized training and resources allow Stonegate’s health care providers to offer counselling and support to individual clients and community members contemplating and or attempting to quit smoking. Based on the stages of change principles, health care providers work with clients to address the destructive effects of tobacco use and the associated illness and disease. Access to free nicotine replacement therapy and resources support those clients and community members impacted by low-income.
Peer Tobacco Educators are trained to help individuals quit or reduce their smoking habits, providing information on tobacco treatment and counselling to members of their own ethnic communities. Specifically, we have a Language Specific Smoking Cessation Program being delivered by two foreign-trained doctors serving Albanian and Russian-speaking participants. Peer Tobacco Educators also provide services in English.