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Smoking / Tobacco - Helping Smokers Quit

 

First Week Challenge

Another month, another challenge. Don’t forget that participants can register for this challenge each and every month. Why wouldn’t they try to win $500?

 

Smokers' Helpline

Access Support Online, by phone or text.

Smokers’ Helpline has a new Texting Program!

Text iQUIT to 123456 to register.

Interactive support, scheduled messages, and advice to cope with cravings.

 

Run to Quit

Making a lifestyles change like quitting smoking can be helped by also taking up physical activity. There are two ways you can join run to quit challenge and improve your health for a chance to win some great prizes. Find out more information and register here.

 

wouldurather…Quit & Win Contest!

Here's your chance to win some CASH!
Leave The Pack Behind is hosting the annual wouldurather… quit and win contest!
Quit, reduce, or stay smoke-free for a chance to win up to $5000 cash.

  • The contest is open to all young adults between the ages of 18-29, or any college/university student.
  • Categories for daily smokers, social smokers and non-smokers.
  • The countdown is on – registration is open now and ends January 22nd.
  • Contest runs from January 23 to March 5, 2017
  • Choose YOUR category and register today at www.wouldurather.ca

 

STOP with FHTs or STOP with CHCs or STOP with Addictions

If you are a patient at an Ontario Family Health Team (FHT), Community Health Centre (CHC), or Addictions Agency, you can enroll in the program and receive ongoing smoking cessation treatment, including Nicotine Replacement Therapy and counselling support, at no cost.

 

STOP Program at Health Units

The STOP Program is a province-wide initiative that delivers smoking cessation treatment and counseling support to eligible Ontario smokers who wish to quit smoking. Know someone who wants to quit? Call in to the Health Unit to find out if you are eligible 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685.

 

Support to Quit Smoking - Ontario.ca

It often takes many attempts and some help to succeed at anything. Quitting smoking is no different. Find support to help you quit.

 

MyQuit.ca

Quit smoking your way.

 

Private Health Insurance

Many people get quit smoking medicines free as part of their health insurance plans or through their provincial health plan. If you have extra health insurance (through work, for example) call your insurance company to see what your plan covers.

 

Pharmacists

In addition to recommending over-the-counter medications to help you quit smoking, your pharmacist can prescribe certain medications for smoking cessation. Some patients can also participate in the pharmacy smoking cessation program, which offers smoking cessation counselling for eligible Ontarians. Talk to your pharmacist to see if you qualify.

 

Social Assistance / Ontario Disability Support Program / Ontario Works

Nictotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) / Funding for NRT with a prescription from their doctor and at the discretion of caseworker.

 

Break It Off

Everyone is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to quitting smoking. You may have to try more than one method to successfully dump the relationship. Check out 13 different options here.

 

Quit the Denial

Facebook Support for Youth

 

On the Road to Quitting

Download or order your guide to quitting for Adults, or for youth

 

Leave the Pack Behind

A comprehensive, age-tailored, tobacco control initiative for young adults on post-secondary campuses (ie. Algonquin College – Perth).

 

Pregnets

For moms and moms to be.

Pregnets blog where women share their experiences related to pregnancy and quitting smoking. The bloggers all have personal experiences related to:

  • Quitting or reducing smoking while thinking about getting pregnant
  • Quitting or reducing smoking while pregnant, or
  • Challenges related to smoking after having their baby

You can sign up on the site to receive the posts by email.

 

Clear the Air

Understanding and help for members of the (LGBT) communities with smoking and quitting smoking.

 

Journey2Quit

A workbook to help you quit smoking.

 

Quit for Life

A Guide to quitting smoking for youth.

*Health Canada has issued a warning of adverse neuropsychiatric events linked with the use of Champix. Click here to learn more.

 

MATCH Study (Medication Aids for Tobacco Cessation and Health)

An internet-based  research study to assess the real-world effectiveness of the smoking cessation medications Bupropion and Varenicline.

This study will provide 12 weeks of medication (bupropion or varenicline) at no cost to help participants quit smoking.




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