Brac to offer stop-smoking program

Starting next year, Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac will be offering a seven-week smoking cessation program. 

Called “I Can Quit,” the program will be offered twice a year, the Public Health Department said in a press release. 

“Smoking remains the primary cause of premature death, preventable death and preventable ill health causing pain and misery to hundreds and thousands of families globally. The reality remains the same for us here in the Cayman islands, and this places a huge health burden on healthcare and social services,” said Dr. Samuel Williams, acting medical officer of health. 

“The best way to address this concern is by investing in and supporting those in our community to stop smoking …. That being said, I am pleased that the staff at Faith Hospital is working to trial this new approach which has had great success in Grand Cayman.” 

Staff at the hospital are being trained to offer the program. A similar smoking cessation program is in place at the Cayman Islands Hospital on Grand Cayman. 

To register for the program, call 244-2632. 

Brac to offer stop-smoking program

From left, Dr. Ngozi Onah-Ezema; Rose Marie Bailey, pharmacist; Dhal Seeram, pharmacist; Dana Scott, infection control officer; Therese Prehay, health promotion officer; Paula Moore-Simpson, public health nurse; Elerius Ohcon, behavioral health nurse; Dr. Samuel Williams, acting medical officer of health; Dr. Orette Thane; and Jose Salazar, registered nurse.