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Get help to quit smoking

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Ready to quit? Or thinking about it? Tried to quit a few times and worried you won’t stay smoke-free for good? Our quitline is here to help. Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service operated by the Canadian Cancer Society offering support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use.

Learn how our service works or register online for the self-directed quit program. Get access to information, tools, and exercises to help you quit and stay quit, and join our online support community to share your experiences. You can also receive support on the go with text messages customized to your quit date. Text IQUIT to the number 123456 to register or sign-up online. (Service available to ON, SK, PEI phone numbers only. Text messaging rates may apply)

Or call us – a quit coach can answer your questions, help you develop a personal quit plan or refer you to programs and services in your community.

And if you want to support someone who’s trying to quit, we can give you tips on how to help.

Bilingual services are offered by phone and online at 1 877 513-5333 and smokershelpline.ca (Phone service in Ontario is provided by Telehealth Ontario at 1 866 797-0000). Interpreter services in over 100 languages are also available by phone. For Quitline services in other provinces, visit www.cancer.ca/quitlines. Funding varies by province/territory, so services may also vary.

Tobacco Free Nova Scotia 

Call 811
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Live chat available

  • Walk or Run to Quit

    Walk or Run to Quit is a program for people of all fitness levels that canhelp you quit smoking by learning to walk or run 5 km!

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    The program uses a simple step by step approach that makes it easy to quit smoking by becoming more active. Walking and running can help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings while cutting down and quitting smoking. 

    Learn more at runtoquit.com

 
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