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Help to Quit: Resources

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Individuals looking to quit smoking

If you are a smoker looking to quit smoking, there are many excellent - services and resources available to help you. 

Smoking cessation support is offered to patients of Horizon Health Network’s hospitals and health centres. Please click here to find your local Horizon Health facility.

Smoking Cessation Clinics are offered by Vitalité Health Network.The clinics provide individual consultations to those who want to stop smoking. Smokers interested in stopping are monitored by a counselor who provides information and tips on giving up tobacco. Contact your nearest clinic to set up an appointment.

We also recommend you contact the Smoker’s Helpline. Smokers' Helpline is a free, confidential service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco useSmokers' Helpline is evidence-based, non-judgmental and personalized. Bilingual services are offered by phone and online at 1 877 513-5333 and

You can download and read a copy of the “On the Road to Quitting” guides by Health Canada. These guides will give you the information and skills you need to successfully stop smoking. Spend some time reviewing the booklets to understand what to expect during your quit attempt and learn tips to help you along the way.  

Finally, you will find below a list of additional resources related to quitting smoking.


Health professionals

A complete list of resources related to smoking cessation is listed below. 


New Brunswick 

NBATC Cessation Inventory
The cessation inventory contains a listing of cessation resources for individuals, workplace leaders, health care providers and to assist in capacity building that are available to NBATC stakeholders.

NBATC Electronic Cigarette Fact Sheet

NBATC Webinar: The 'QUI CESSE GAGNE!' (The Biggest Quitter) Challenge: An initiative of the Anti-tobacco Coalition of the Acadian Peninsula. How to implement a tobacco-free living challenge in your community.

SkillsNB has many free smoking cessation resources. You first need to create a free account to access the resource library. The following resources are of interest to smokers who want to quit:

  • Stop Smoking: 52 Brilliant Ideas to Kick the habit for Good
  • Staying Sane when You’re Trying to Quit Smoking
  • Smoke-free and No Buts

Harvest House Atlantic - Stop Smoking, Start Living! Course

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Horizon Health Network - Smoking Cessation Program

Vitalité Health Network - Smoking Cessation Clinic


Smokers' Helpline

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Cessation Aids and Coverage in Canada
This infographic provides an overview of the coverage of tobacco cessation aids by federal, provincial and territorial governments, as of April 2018.

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Key Costs Estimates on Cancer Treatment and Smoking Cessation in Canada

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Leading Practices in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Smoking Cessation (v4.0)

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Leading Practices in Smoking Cessation for Persons Living with Mental Illnesses and/or Addictions (v2.0)

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: Leading Practices in Clinical Smoking Cessation V 5.0

Tobacco: The Role of Health Professionals in Smoking Cessation - Health Professionals' Position Statement 
This statement was developed cooperatively by the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Nurses Association, and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. .

The Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-informed Tobacco Treatment (CAN-ADAPTT) is a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) committed to facilitating research and knowledge exchange among those who are in positions to help smokers make changes to their behaviour (e.g., practitioners, healthcare/service providers) and researchers in the area of smoking cessation.

Health Canada
Health Canada provides a vast array of information related to tobacco control. This site provides information on quitting smoking, research, resources, second-hand smoke, health effects of smoking, youth resources, federal legislation, and answers to frequently asked questions.

On the Road to Quitting - Guide for Adults

On the Road to Quitting - Guide for Young Adults

Quit 4 Life - Break the habit
The new Health Canada Quit4Life (Q4L) web site can help you to quit smoking... for life. Q4L is organized around 4 central steps: Get Psyched, Get Smart, Get Support, Get On With It. The site has been re-designed as an interactive and personalized 4 week web program. Check out the Quit 4 Life website now!

Expecting to Quit
A review by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health that examines smoking cessation best practice interventions designed to reduce or eliminate smoking in pregnant and postpartum girls and women.

Pregnets: Website dedicated to improving the health of mothers, fetuses, babies and children 
The Pregnets website hosts up-to-date information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women. The site offers a toolkit for health care professionals, a printer-friendly Nicotine Dependency Test and an anonymous Online Discussion Board.

Quitlines for Smoking Cessation: An Effective and Available Referral Option for Healthcare Providers

Ontario Tobacco Research Unit's (OTRU) On-line Course: Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice. An award-winning online course that offers a Canadian-focused overview on tobacco control research, policy, and practice. The course contains four modules in both English and French:


  • Prevention
  • Protection
  • Cessation
  • Evaluation

Radon- Another Reason to Quit- Health Canada

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: Nursing Best Practice Smoking Cessation Initiative

University of Ottawa Heart institute: Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation

Social Marketing to Influence Young Adult's Tobacco Behaviour

Workplace Tobacco Cessation Initiatives for Young Adults

What is the Single Best Thing You Can Do to Quit Smoking?
Dr. Mike Evans - You Tube video on Smoking Cessation- Made possible by the CANADAPTT project

Break It Off - Join the World's Biggest Break Up

Canadain Partnership Against Cancer: Leading Practices in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Smoking Cessation Program Scan

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer: 1 in 3 Smoking Cessation Infographic

Smoking Cost Calculator from Health Canada
Health Canada’s Smoking Cost Calculator can help smokers how much money they could save on cigarettes and tobacco products if they were to quit smoking. 

Strategies to help patients stop smoking: the optometrist's perspective
Discusses tobacco's toll on individual and public health, and presents what is currently known about cigarette smoking's risk to ocular health and what eye care professionals – specifically optometrists – can do to help address tobacco use with their patients.

Busting Myths About Smoking Cessation: Special Report

With limited population-level research, myths about smoking cessation persist. Research from the Ontario Tobacco Survey (OTS) has improved our understanding of smoking cessation in the general population. Key facts and findings are summarized, including the frequency and number of quit attempts, the duration and effectiveness of cessation medications, trajectories of smoking, and the effectiveness of population-level initiatives on cessation behaviours.


Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy (U.S.)
PACT is an independent consortium of leaders in the treatment of tobacco dependence whose mission is to lower barriers to broader utilization of cessation therapy. PACT is dedicated to helping health professionals help their patients to help themselves.

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (U.S.)
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. Database & Education Resource for Treatment of Tobacco Dependence (U.S.) presents authoritative evidence-based information about the treatment of tobacco dependence. Information is organized under these five headings: Efficacy, Safety, Demographics and Health Effects, Health Economics, and Policy

Strategies to help patients stop smoking: the optometrist's perspective
Discusses tobacco's toll on individual and public health, and presents what is currently known about cigarette smoking's risk to ocular health and what eye care professionals – specifically optometrists – can do to help address tobacco use with their patients.

Neuropsychiatric safety and efficacy of varenicline, bupropion, and nicotine patch in smokers with and without psychiatric disorders (EAGLES): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial
By Robert M Anthenelli, Neal L Benowitz, Robert West, Lisa St Aubin, Thomas McRae, David Lawrence, John Ascher, Cristina Russ, Alok Krishen, A Eden Evins. Published in The Lancet, 2016. 

Managing smoking cessation
Robert D. Reid PhD MBA, Gillian Pritchard MPH, Kathryn Walker MScPT, Debbie Aitken BScN, Kerri-Anne Mullen PhD, Andrew L. Pipe MD, Published in the CMAJ Review, 2016

The 9 Most Important Things You Can Do to Keep Your Heart Healthy 
By Sarah Gerhke, ACLS Training Center
(Informative article with great heart-health tips, including quitting smoking)

Heart Disease in Women - Fact and Statistics
ACLS Training Center
(Preventing heart disease in women involves taking the right steps depending on individual circumstances. For example, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, reducing high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, decreasing one's weight from unhealthy levels, and discontinuing smoking.)

Cardiac Disease in the Young
ACLS Training Center
(While there are several modifiable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease in the young, the most common are smoking and drug use, high blood pressure (hypertension), and elevated LDL cholesterol.)

Addiction Resources
Addiction Resource was founded in 2014 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. We provide free resources to help people better understand their addiction and motivate them to make the first step in seeking support. Addiction Resource works with licensed medical professionals and health writers to provide the most up to date information on addiction treatment.