People on Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) can receive 12 weeks of Champix or Zyban at no cost each year.
Offers full coverage of prescription medication such as Champix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion) for youth ages 18 - 24 if they are participating in smoking-cessation counseling. 12 weeks of medication (one full treatment) is covered per 365 days.
It is offered in conjunction with smoking cessation counselling (talk to your pharmacist or health care provider). The Pharmacist Counselling Program includes a quit plan and 7 follow-up calls.
Students going to university/college in another province
If you’re going to university or college in another province, your prescriptions may still be covered by OHIP+ if you:
- remain insured by OHIP
- have a valid prescription
- get your medications from a pharmacy in Ontario