Smoking cessation is another way to say quitting smoking. There are a few different medical options to help you quit.
We hope that you have successfully quit smoking or greatly reduced the amount you were previously smoking. If you still require prescription medications you can see your primary care provider or a physician through SpotCare to renew your prescription. Please note, the medications may not be covered by PharmaCare however your private insurance may cover the cost of these medications. If you still require Nicotine Replacement Therapy simply “refill” the medication on your SpotCare medication profile. Please note there may be a charge for this medication following the 12 weeks. If you have third-party insurance you should check with them to see if they provide continued coverage for nicotine replacement therapy. If they do, simply see a SpotCare physician and request a refill.
Prescription therapy includes Bupropion and Varenicline. Nicotine replacement therapy includes Patch, Gum or Lozenges.
The government of British Columbia will cover up to 12 weeks of NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) or prescription therapy (Bupropion, or Varenicline) for residents of BC who wish to quit smoking. Prescription therapy coverage is based on your income level and Pharmacare plan. NRT is fully covered up to 12 weeks every calendar year. Your medication will be delivered to your front door free of charge.
It starts with an online evaluation. You'll be asked a few questions regarding your nicotine consumption as well as your overall health. After that, you can choose between a nicotine-free or nicotine-containing product as appropriate. You will be prompted to book a telemedicine consultation with a SpotCare doctor if you pick a nicotine-free product (prescription medication). Based on your medical history and preferences, the physician will make a personalized recommendation. If you choose nicotine-containing products, your SpotCare pharmacy will contact you. Once your prescription has been received by the pharmacy or the pharmacy confirms your nicotine product, they will process your order. Once processed, the pharmacy will deliver your medication to your front door. Everything you need to quit is provided by SpotCare.