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 Quit Coach at Health811 at 1-866-797-0000 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Getting help over the phone through a quit-line can more than double your chance of quitting.
  • Get support from Smokers’ Helpline in the following ways:
    • Visit 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 to find a quit smoking counsellor or group in your community.

Support is also available in your local community:

Chatham-Kent Public Health

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

Grey Bruce Public Health

Huron Perth Public Health

Middlesex-London Health Unit

Choices for Change – Stratford

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit


More Resources:


Quit Smoking - The Benefits for People with Cancer

Smoking and Cancer Surgery

Cannabis and Cancer

Online Learning

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.