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Smoking Cessation

Tobacco Addiction Recovery Program (TARP)

 New cycle starting November, 2023  

  • TARP is run through the Capacity Building Team at the SJHH West 5th location

  • This group is for individuals with mental health concerns who are interested in quitting smoking

  • Eligibility Criteria:

    • Must smoke cigarettes

    • Must be registered to SJHH

    • Must be a resident of Ontario

  • Up to 26 weeks of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available for participants through the CAMH STOP Program

  • 8-week group covering topics including: managing cravings, understanding addiction, relapse prevention, goal setting, exercise and nutrition. Upon completion of the 8 weeks, participants return every two weeks for a check-in and to receive additional NRT

 

Referral Process:

  • Practitioners:

    • Complete and fax referral 

  • Self-Referral

    • Call 905-522-1155, ext. 39124 for more information​

 Alternative Smoking Cessation Resources

 Hamilton Public Health Quit Smoking Clinic

  • Counselling by Public Health Nurses and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as patches or gum. You must attend counselling sessions to access free NRT

  • Call 905-540-5566 to book an appointment

  • For more information and resources, visit: Hamilton.ca/quitsmoking

 

 Aboriginal Health Centre,  De dwa da dehs nye>s (Hamilton & Niagara)

  • One-on-one and group support

  • Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) if connected with a primary care provider at this site

  • Self-referral: call 905-544-4320 or toll free 1-877-402-4121,ext 260

 

 Aboriginal Health Centre, De dwa da dehs nye>s (Brantford)

  • One-on-one and group support

  • Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) if connected with a primary care provider at this site

  • Self-referral: call 519-752-4340 or toll free 1-877-402-4121, ext 348 

 

 Niagara Region Public Health

  • Call 905-688-8248 ext 7393 and leave a message requesting quit smoking support.  Someone will return your call and refer you to a local program for free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

 

 Halton Region Public Health Stop Smoking Clinic

  • Counselling by a health care professional certified in tobacco cessation counselling and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) such as patches or gum.

  • Call 905-825-6000 ext 7887 to book an appointment

 

 STOP on the Net

  • Eight weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is mailed to you as part of a research study

  • Participants agree to minimal follow-up phone calls

  • Go to www.stoponthenet.com to register

 

Ottawa Heart Smoking Cessation Program

  • Get six weeks of free patches and nicotine lozenges, and behavioural counselling from a healthcare provider

  • To be eligible, you must: live in Ontario, be 18 years or older, be smoking cigarettes at the time of registration

  • To register, call 1-888-645-5405 and leave your contact information on the voicemail.

 

 Health 811

  • Provides 24/7 health advice including tobacco cessation support and information

  • Dial 811

 

 Talk Tobacco

  • 1-833-998-8255 (TALK) and/or www.talktobacco.ca 

  • Available in 16 Indigenous languages. Culturally appropriate, free, confidential support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and commercial tobacco use. 

  • Access to Quit Coach, live chat, text (text CHANGE to 123456), Quit Map, Quit Calculator, Facebook group

 

 Smokers' Helpline www.smokershelpline.ca

  • Free, personalized services including a Quit Plan, quit calculator, a community of quitters and Quit Coaches, e-mail support, text (text iQuit to 123456), and self-help materials Available in French and English

 

Online Smoking Cessation Resources

  • The Lung Association: Journey 2 Quit (PDF)

  • Live Free of Second-hand Smoke (PDF)

  • On the Road to Quitting: Guide to becoming a non-smoker (for Young Adults) (PDF)

  • On the Road to Quitting: Guide to becoming a non-smoker (PDF)

  • Help Someone Quit: One Step at a Time (PDF)

  • For Smokers Who Don't Want to Quit: One Step at a Time (PDF)

  • You Can Quit: One Step at a Time (PDF)

  • Quit 4 Life Handbook (PDF)

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