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The programme is delivered by female community facilitators, many of whom are ex-smokers themselves. During the 12 weeks of the programme, the community facilitators will support you to quit, giving you the tools you need on your journey to a smoke free future. However, the greatest support will come from the other women in the group, all of whom are there with the same goal in mind, to stop smoking. In addition to the support offered, you will have access to free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and professional advise on how to use it by a local community pharmacy.

To date, 95 programmes have been delivered across several communities in Dublin and Cork, with demand for these courses growing in 2020. Since 2014, over 500 women have successfully quit smoking.   

If you are interested in taking part in the programme, please check out the upcoming courses or register your interest for future programmes here.

We Can Quit is an Irish Cancer Society programme delivered in partnership with the HSE, Local Area Partnerships, local organisations, community centres, family resource centres and local community pharmacies.

We Can Quit Action Research Project

The Irish Cancer Society developed an Action Research Project to find out why women smoke, to explore the barriers for women to quit and what would support them to quit for good.

The report demonstrates a new model in smoking cessation and presents the results and key findings of the first programme in two communities in Dublin.

The Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD launched the report on the findings of the ‘We Can Quit’ pilot project in May 2015.

Access the full We Can Quit Action Research Project report and summary report.

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