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Tobacco Cessation

Counselling Supports to Help You Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking takes practice and support but you can do it, just like the thousands of Canadians who quit every year. It's the single best thing you can do to improve your health and protect those you love.


  • For pregnant and postpartum women, their partners, and household members - the health unit offers one-on-one support through intensive tobacco cessation counselling (with specially trained public health nurses).
  • The Health Unit also offers free STOP Smoking Workshops in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) across the region.The three-hour workshop includes a free supply of nicotine replacement therapy such as the patch or gum. Check for upcoming workshops. 
  • If you are ready to quit or want to support someone who trying to break their tobacco addiction contact Your Health Connection for resources and supports that can help.

Health Connection is staffed by public health nurses and is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (705) 721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520.

You can quit with practice and support!


Thinking About Quitting? 


Effects of Tobacco on the Body

Smokers' Helpline Website

Cessation Workshops Poster

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Page Last Modified: Thursday, 28 May 2015.