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Ministry of Health
B.C. Smoking Cessation Program

Another Reason for Seeing Your Doctor

Tobacco use may be just one of the health risks you face. You may also have other health concerns that could affect your ability to stop smoking or using tobacco.

One of the best ways of improving your chances of quitting is to work with your team of healthcare professionals to create a general plan on how to tackle your health issues.

Starting in June 2011, the government introduced a new Healthy Families BC strategy to help British Columbians improve their health. As part of this strategy, family physicians have been given more tools to help people who belong to one of the at-risk populations (smoker, unhealthy eating, physically inactive, obese) get on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

For more details, see the Prescription for Health Frequently Asked Questions.

You can meet with your doctor to carry out a Personal Health Risk Assessment. Your doctor will complete a medical assessment to identify any health problems you have. Then you and your doctor will work out a custom-built plan to help you keep from getting sick and improve your overall health.