Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health.
Quitting smoking takes time and can be hard to do. Finding the method that is right for you is important. You can increase your chances of quitting by using more than one method. Using a quit smoking product or medication, counselling, joining an on-line support group, and reading self-help materials are just some ideas. See what will work best for you! Even if you slip up, don’t stop trying to quit.
Ready to talk about quitting?
Telehealth provides over-the-phone cessation support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call their toll-free number: 1-866-797-0000. Smoker’s helpline provides text support to help you quit smoking, text “iQuit’ to 123456, or visit their website: www.smokershelpline.ca
Local Services to Help You Quit Smoking
The Health Unit offers the STOP program (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) and Quit Clinics. These are combined to give you your best chance at quitting smoking. All Haldimand and Norfolk residents can join.
Call 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623 Ext.3278 or find out more information about our quit clinics online.
Our local family health teams offer a 26-week STOP smoking program:
Delhi Community Health Centre
The Delhi Family Health Team located in the Delhi Community Health Centre offers the STOP smoking cessation program. You do not need to be a patient with the Delhi FHT to attend the STOP program. This program includes free nicotine replacement therapy for up to 26 weeks, free professional counseling and support. For an appointment call 519-582-2323
For patients of Haldimand Family Health Team
The Haldimand FHT offers the STOP smoking cessation program. This includes free nicotine replacement therapy for up to 26 weeks, free professional counseling and support with our Certified Tobacco Educator (CTE). Call your doctor’s office to book an appointment.
Other Services to Help You Quit Smoking
You may be able to get access to quit smoking medications and products with the following:
If you are on the Ontario Drug Benefit Program
The ODBP provides:
- 12 weeks of Champix® or Buproprion in a 12-month period with a prescription from your doctor or pharmacist
- Counselling from a pharmacist on how to quit smoking
If you are an eligible First Nations people and Inuit
Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits program for First Nations and Inuit provides nicotine replacement therapy such as the patch and gum or prescription Zyban.
If you have benefit coverage through work
Through your employer, you may be eligible for nicotine replacement therapy and/or prescription quit smoking products. Check with Human Resources at your workplace or with your benefits provider to see if these products are covered under your benefit plan