Last summer Terra partnered with tobacco educators from Central Point Pharmacy for the first time to pilot a six-week QuitCore program to help some of our participants quit smoking or reduce their tobacco use. Facilitators Raj Manhas and Azhare Kiwa joined us on Tuesday evenings to offer the group support program onsite for our participants.

QuitCore curriculum is designed by Alberta Health Services and offered by trained facilitators across the province. Program topics included quitting techniques, strategies to deal with withdrawal symptoms, ways a friend or family member can provide support, how to prevent a relapse and tips on stress management, healthy eating and physical activity.

The program was a success and we hope to run it again in the future!