News Our local health unit is offering a helping hand to quit smoking SHARE ON: Kaitlin Livingston, contributor, Wednesday, Aug. 31st, 2016 Photo credit: supplied Our local health unit wants to help smokers quit in Haliburton County. The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit is offering five weeks of nicotine patches free-of-charge. Officials say the S.T.O.P program is being offered at the health unit, including two one-day sessions. One is on September 21st, and the other one is in October. To see if you qualify for the program, contact our local health unit.