Quitting Smoking 

In this section you’ll find information and tips about quitting the use of tobacco products (this includes smoking, chewing, dipping, and snuffing). Tobacco products contain nicotine, a highly addictive psychoactive ingredient.

Tobacco use is one of the main risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, lung disease and cardiovascular disease.

Health Professionals at your local public health unit can help smokers quit smoking. Health professionals have a key role to play in tobacco control. At the community level they have been initiators or supporters of policy measures in efforts to promote smoke-free workplaces, public places and schools. At the individual level, they educate the community on the harmful effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke and help smokers quit. At your local public health unit,  professionals have completed training to provide smokers with information and support to quit smoking. We can help. For more information about how to quit smoking and how to make your home smoke-free, click on the smokers' helpine logo or contact us on the submission page in the website menu.

Quit Coaches at Smokers’ Helpline offer free, confidential service that provides personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use to Ontarians.  Visit www.SmokersHelpline.ca to learn more.