News High cost of nicotine prevents quitters SHARE ON: Paige Parker, contributor, Tuesday, Mar. 4th, 2014 The cost of nicotine can cause a barrier to quit smoking. The Porcupine Health Unit is offering Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP). It’s a five week program that offers cost-free nicotine replacement therapy which has proven to help people quit smoking by easing withdrawal symptoms The program also offers relapse prevention strategies. There will be a STOP workshop held in Timmins on March 26th.