Helping smokers quit for good

The Institute of Mental Health has a programme that not only provides counselling, but also prescribes medication and it has been making steady progress

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There were some who smoked up to 100 sticks of cigarettes a day, while a few were as young as 12.

These are among the 109 new patients that the smoking cessation programme run by the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) has registered since its launch in April 2017.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2019, with the headline Helping smokers quit for good. Subscribe