Smoking Cessation

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to help your cancer treatment. Quitting smoking also reduces the chance of your cancer coming back or getting another form of cancer. Whether you are scheduled to have surgery, radiation treatment, or chemotherapy, quitting smoking will help you. Visit Cancer Care Ontario’s website to learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking for people with cancer. 

How to access support:

  • Talk to a member of your health care team about your options for quitting smoking and how to access support.
  • Call a Care Coach at Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (TTY 1-866-797-0007), or the number on cigarette packages. Getting help over the phone through a quitline can more than double your chance of quitting.
  • Get support from Smokers’ Helpline in the following ways:
    • Visit SmokersHelpline.ca to access self-help materials and join an online group of quitters and Quit Coaches.
    • Text the word iQuit to the number 123456 for text message support.
    • Visit QuitMap.ca to find a quit smoking counsellor or group in your community.

Support is also available in your local community:

Chatham-Kent Public Health

519-352-7270 ext. 2488

CKsmokefree@chatham-kent.ca

Click here to learn more about quitting smoking. 

Southwestern Public Health Unit – Oxford, Elgin, St. Thomas

1-800-922-0096

smokefreeontario@swpublichealth.ca

Click here to learn more about quitting smoking.

Grey Bruce Public Health Click here to learn more about quitting smoking.
Huron Perth Public Health

1-888-221-2133 ext. 3267

Click here to learn more about quitting smoking. 

Middlesex-London Health Unit Click here to learn more about quitting smoking.
Choices for Change – Stratford  Click here to learn more about the Smoking Treatment  Program.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

519-258-2146 ext. 3100

Click here to learn more about quitting smoking.

More Resources:

Quit Smoking Brochure

Learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking 

 

Smoking and COVID-19

Quitting smoking may help lower your chances of getting COVID-19

 

Smoking and Cancer Surgery

Learn the importance of quitting smoking before cancer surgery

 

Cannabis and Cancer

Learn more about the use of Cannabis during cancer treatment 

 

Online Learning

Quit Smoking: For People with Cancer is an online learning module that outlines the benefits of quitting smoking and how to find support. 

 

Indigenous Smoking Cessation Resources

Tobacco-Wise website: materials that aim to promote the Indigenous Tobacco Program services, and increase awareness of commercial tobacco, cannabis and vaping prevention and cessation practices