The Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline, at 1 877 513-5333, is a free, confidential service that offers personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. Quit Coaches at Smokers’ Helpline can answer your questions about quitting, help you develop a “Quit Plan” and refer you to services in your community.
The Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline Online is an interactive web-based service available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, that offers support to people wanting to quit or needing help to stay tobacco-free. Register for your free account today.
Smokers’ Helpline Text Messaging is an interactive service that offers support on your mobile device. Sign up for up to 13 weeks of messages tailored to your quit date at www.SmokersHelpline.ca .
One Step At A Time
One Step At A Time is a series of self-help booklets published by the Canadian Cancer Society, covering:
- thinking about quitting
- preparing to quit
- staying tobacco-free for good
- helping someone quit
One Step at a Time is available from Smokers’ Helpline at 1 877 513-5333, Smokers’ Helpline Online or any Canadian Cancer Society office.
Health care providers
For advice and guidance, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, dentist or other health care provider.
Local Public Health Department
To find cessation programs available in your community, contact your local Public Health Department. Contact information may be found in the telephone book or on the Association of Local Public Health Agencies at www.alphaweb.org/ont_health_units.asp.
If you recently gave birth or are smoking and pregnant, contact Motherisk’s Alcohol and Substance Use in Pregnancy Hotline at 1 877 FAS-INFO (327-2636) or visit Pregnets at www.pregnets.org.
Ontario Lung Association
Take a deep breath! The Ontario Lung Association and GoodLife Fitness have teamed up on a program to help you quit. Exercise can reduce cravings, manage body weight and relieve stress. www.quitandgetfit.ca
Leave the Pack Behind
If you attend college or university, you can tap into positive support from peers, proven do-it-yourself quitting programs and campus health services. www.leavethepackbehind.org