Every year, an estimated 48,000 Canadians die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a vaping (e-cigarette) or a tobacco product for the first time. Programs and support are needed to prevent youth from trying these products, and to provide support to people who are looking for assistance to quit.
Find out how smoking and the use of tobacco products affect your health, what's in a cigarette, how tobacco use impacts our population, and how we can prevent people from starting to smoke.
I Want to Quit Smoking
Do you want to quit smoking? Get information and supports to help end your addiction to tobacco and get ready to start the next smoke-free phase of your life.
Help Someone Quit Smoking
Once a person decides to quit, their likelihood of success will be greater if they have the support of family, friends, and co-workers.
Community Advised Smoking Cessation Project
In collaboration with community partners, we aim to better help individuals quit smoking. Three priority populations (2SLGBTQIA+, First Nations, and Lower Income) that face health inequalities will be the focus of this project. We are gathering feedback through an online survey and small group discussions (both with incentives).