Quit Smoking or Vaping

Contact(s)

Ready to quit? Quitting is a process that can be different for everyone. We can help you find the best available tools and programs in your community to support you in your goal of becoming smoke-free or vape-free.

  • Call the Health Unit at 705-474-1400 or toll-free 1-800-563-2808.
  • Check out our Local Quit Supports guide.

Smoker’s Helpline

SmokersHelpline.ca is a free and confidential service offering support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and tobacco use. Visit SmokersHelpline.ca to access:

  • Live Chat with Quit Coaches
  • Free text program with evidence-based messaging to help users quit smoking and/or vaping. Text iQuit to 123456 to enroll.
  • Free nicotine replacement therapy trial packs of Nicoderm and Nicorette (while supplies last)
  • A personal Quit Plan
  • A personal quit calculator
  • Community Forums
  • Motivational emails
  • Finding community-based support services available in your area
One Step at a Time self-help materials

Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy

STOP on the Net

Interested in free nicotine replacement products to help you quit smoking?  If you are 18 years or older and live in Ontario, you may be eligible to receive 8 weeks of nicotine patches and gum/lozenge mailed directly to your door! To learn more about STOP on the Net and to get started, visit: www.stoponthenet.com

 

Ottawa Model

Receive 6 weeks’ worth of Nicotine Replacement Therapy in the mail and support from a Nicotine Addiction Treatment Specialist to help you quit smoking. Call 1-888-645-5405 to enroll in this free program.

Phone and Chat Support

Health Connect Ontario

Trained staff can support you with your quit plan and provide you with tips and strategies to make your quit successful. You can call 811 or chat online at any time to get started.

Talk Tobacco

Talk Tobacco is a free, confidential program offering culturally appropriate support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and commercial tobacco use to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous communities. Phone services are available in English, French, and 16 Indigenous languages. Call 1-833-998-8255, visit www.talktobacco.ca, or text CHANGE to 123456.

Lung Health Line

 

Certified respiratory educators offer free information and guidance on a variety of lung health concerns, including smoking cessation counselling and information on quitting vaping. Call: 1-888-344-5864.

Youth Apps and Web Support  

Quash

Quash is a judgement-free app for teens to help you quit smoking or vaping —the way you want! Set goals, track cravings, earn badges and access tools and tips. Available on the App Store or Google Play

 

Stop Vaping Challenge

This app challenges you to stop vaping for as long as you can with a timer that tracks seconds, minutes, and hours. Invite friends to join the challenge through the app, track mood and cravings, record photo and video memories, and find local resources on quitting vaping. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Crush the Crave – Vape Edition

Crush the Crave provides supportive messages, virtual awards and help for dealing with cravings. Track the number of days vape-free, amount of money saved, and triggers. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Nod from 2050

A website that encourages you to reflect on your long-term goals around vaping nicotine. Send a virtual postcard to celebrate the younger you who decided to quit vaping.

 

Not an Experiment – Plan Your Quit!

Having a personalized quit plan can help you on your way to becoming vape-free. This website guides you through creating your plan, which you can download or email to yourself. 

Information for Service Providers

Quash Facilitated Program 

Adults who work with youth ages 14-19 can receive online training to become a Quash facilitator and help youth quit vaping or smoking. The facilitated version of the Quash program is delivered to youth online or in-person over seven sessions. 

Lower-Risk Nicotine Use Guidelines 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​These resources can help service providers support clients and their families with tobacco dependence.​

North Bay

345 Oak Street West
705-474-1400

Parry Sound

70 Joseph Street Unit #302
705-746-5801

Burk's Falls

17 Copeland Street (by appointment only)
1-800-563-2808