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Get help to quit smoking

When you’re ready, we’re here to help you quit smoking or vaping.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are available to help you or a loved one quit smoking.

Get help to quit smoking or vaping

Ready to quit? Or thinking about it? Tried to quit a few times and worried you won’t stay tobacco-free for good? We are here to help.

The Canadian Cancer Society offers information, tools and a support community to help you quit and stay quit. Check out the programs available in your area.

I Quit Now

I Quit Now

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Confidential and Free Quit Smoking Services

Contact the I QUIT NOW quit-smoking specialists available by phone (1 866 JARRETE (1 866 527-7383)), by Internet on, in person in the Quit Smoking Centres or by text message in order to benefit from their expertise.

They will help you build a customized plan and support your efforts to bring it to a successful conclusion.

With the I QUIT NOW specialists, you will learn to:

  • Manage your stress and difficult situations.
  • Let go of your cravings to smoke.
  • Prevent relapses.
  • Adopt healthy lifestyle habits.

Increase your chances to quit smoking by taking advantage of the free professional help offered through I QUIT NOW services!

Smokers' Helpline

Smokers Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service. We offer support and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. We can help you develop a personal quit plan and 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.

Smokers’ Helpline is flexible – you can choose what works best for you.

We have bilingual and interpreter services in over 100 languages. Open 7 days a week (except statutory holidays). Hours vary by province or territory. 

By phone

Call 1-877-513-5333 (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island and Yukon)

or call 811; TTY: 1-866-797-0007 (Ontario, provided by Health811) 

Text IQUIT to 123456 (Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan)

Live chat

Use the live chat located at the bottom right of your screen

Social media

Join and follow us.

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For services in other provinces, visit Funding varies by province or territory, so services may also vary.

Refer your clients to help them quit using tobacco.

Talk Tobacco

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Are you First Nations, Inuit or Métis? Do you want to quit smoking or vaping commercial tobacco? Talk Tobacco is for you!

Talk Tobacco provides culturally specific, free and confidential support and information about quitting smoking or vaping. Program services were created with input and guidance from First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners, community members and healthcare providers.

Talk Tobacco services are available in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. We have bilingual and interpreter services in over 16 Indigenous languages. Open 7 days a week (except statutory holidays). Hours vary by province.

Call 1-833-998-8255 (TALK)
Text CHANGE to 123456
Join and follow us on Facebook

For services in other provinces, visit Funding varies by province or territory, so services may also vary.

Refer your clients to help them quit or reduce using tobacco, smoking or vaping.

Build Smoke Free

Build Smoke-Free gives construction workers at certain EllisDon sites free resources and information to help them:

  • increase their attempts to quit smoking or vaping
  • get support and self-help resources
  • build social and physical work environments that support quitting smoking or vaping

Build Smoke-Free is partnership program of the Canadian Cancer Society, Ottawa Public Health and EllisDon. It receives financial support from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

This program that you and your team have put together have given me the tools not to fail. The information and the coaches are right there for anyone to use. Better health, more money in pocket and being part of a smoke free society.

—Toronto worker on a EllisDon site

Smoke Free Curious

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“Smoke Free Curious”, is a national and bilingual tobacco cessation social marketing campaign that aims to support Canadian adult tobacco users aged 35-64 to quit their commercial tobacco use.

How are people successfully quitting smoking?

Are you wondering how to increase your motivation, self-confidence and willpower to quit smoking? Are you wondering what the health, financial, and other benefits of quitting smoking are? Are you wondering how to change daily routines to live a smoke-free life? These are great questions to ask; it means you are taking action!

You’re not alone. We can help.

Quitting is easier with the right tools! People who use tools or resources are generally more successful in their quit attempts. Our website and social media channels offer tips, resources and motivational support from other people who are also on their quit smoking journey.

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Contests are offered as incentives to help people take action towards their smoke-free goals.

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy

When you are trying to quit smoking, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), like the patch and gum, can help to reduce the discomfort associated with nicotine cravings and withdrawal.

Order Free NRT

Want to talk to someone now? Call 1-866-366-3667 toll-free to talk to a quit coach.


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First Week Challenge Contest – Win $500!

Join the First Week Challenge contest

Quit smoking or vaping for the first 7 days of the month, and you could win $500!

People who successfully quit for the first week are 9 times more likely to quit for good. We can help get you started.

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