Now is a great time to quit tobacco
Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to protect your health and it will put money back in your pocket - more than $4,000 in your first year.
Check out these free supports to help you.
Ready to give it a try? Start by setting a quit date. The next step is to plan your success by getting prepared to quit. Think about how you will deal with the cravings and situations that make you want to smoke so that you can be prepared for triggers.
You'll have to decide what activities you need to avoid. How will you deal with the post-dinner craving? What can you do to keep your mind off smoking in the evening?
Preparing yourself for temptations and cravings will help to ensure you can get through them tobacco free. Tips to Stay Smoke Free at Work.
There are also supports in the form of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) that can help reduce the cravings. The health unit - in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - provides the free NRT through the STOP program - a 3-hour workshop held frequently throughout the region. You must register in advance through Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520. If you want more information about NRT, click on myths and facts about stop-smoking medications.
Telephone and online support is also a free option available through the Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333.
The secret to successfully quitting for good is to keep on trying, even if you slip up. Take it one day at a time and make as many quit attempts as you need to break the addiction for good. To remind you of how your health will improve every day, check out the benefits of quitting.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Other Products and Services to Help You Quit
Life Gets Better Without Tobacco
Eat Well and Keep Weight Off When You Quit
Quit 4 Life
Leave the Pack Behind
For Smokers Who Want to Quit