Get help to quit smoking
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available to help you or a loved one quit smoking.
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Ready to quit? Or thinking about it? Tried to quit a few times and worried you won’t stay tobacco-free for good? We are here to help.
The Canadian Cancer Society offers information, tools and a support community to help you quit and stay quit. Check out the programs available in your area.
Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service. We offer support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. We can help you develop a personal quit plan and refer you to programs and services in your community. And if you want to support someone who’s trying to quit, we can give you tips on how to help.
Smokers’ Helpline is flexible – you can choose what works best for you.
Call 1 877 513-5333 (Phone service in Ontario is provided by Telehealth Ontario at 1 866 797-0000). We have bilingual and interpreter services in over 100 languages. Open 7 days per week except statutory holidays. Hours vary by province.
Text IQUIT to 123456 (Service available to ON, SK, PEI phone numbers only. Text messaging rates may apply.)
Join and follow us.
For services in other provinces, visit www.cancer.ca/quitmap. Funding varies by province or territory, so services may also vary.
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Build Smoke-Free gives construction workers at certain EllisDon sites free resources and information to help them:
- increase their attempts to quit smoking or vaping
- get support and self-help resources
- build social and physical work environments that support quitting smoking or vaping
Build Smoke-Free is partnership program of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ottawa Public Health and EllisDon. It receives financial support from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
This program that you and your team have put together have given me the tools not to fail. The information and the coaches are right there for anyone to use. Better health, more money in pocket and being part of a smoke free society.
—Toronto worker on a EllisDon site
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Walk or Run to Quit can help you quit smoking or vaping and live a tobacco-free life by learning to walk or run 5 km!
This program is for all fitness levels. Our simple step-by-step approach makes it easy to quit using tobacco by becoming more active. Walking and running can help you cope with discomfort and cravings while you are cutting down and quitting smoking or vaping.
Are you First Nations, Inuit or Métis? Do you want to quit smoking or vaping commercial tobacco? Talk Tobacco is for you!
Talk Tobacco provides free and confidential support and information about quitting smoking or vaping. This program was created with input and guidance from First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous leaders, partners, community members and healthcare providers.
Learn more by calling 1 833-998-8255 (TALK)
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Quit smoking or vaping for the first 7 days of the month and you could win $500!
People who successfully quit for the first week are 9 times more likely to quit for good. We can help get you started.
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I Quit Now is a program designed to help you go from thinking about quitting smoking or vaping to actually quitting. Our specialists will support you in the ways that work best for you – by phone, by text or in person.
Call 1-866-JARRETE (527-7383) (available Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday: 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.)
Get text messaging support at smat.ca.