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Get help to quit smoking
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.
Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Text messaging support available
For healthcare providers
Help your clients and patients quit smoking by making a referral to Smokers’ Helpline.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.