Services in Ottawa to Help People Quit Smoking

For information on all quit smoking programs go to MyQuit.ca or call MyQuit at 1-877-376-1701. You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on our BlogFacebook and Twitter for the latest public health information.

Quitting smoking is a process that takes practice. It takes more than will power; it is about finding what works for you and putting those tools to work to reach your goal of becoming smoke-free. There are services in Ottawa to help when you are ready to quit smoking.

1-on-1 Quit Smoking Clinic

This clinic is held every second week and provides counseling and support to help you quit smoking. Meet one-on-one with a quit coach for up to 30 minutes to develop a personalized quit plan, get tips on how to stay smoke-free, and for eligible participants, receive free nicotine patches or gum, for up to a maximum of five (5) weeks.

To learn more, or to register, visit MyQuit.ca or call 1-877-376-1701.

  • 100 Constellation Dr. (Second floor - Near Woodroffe Avenue and Baseline Road, College Ward)
    Dates: Every second Wednesday starting January 9th , 2019
    Appointment Times: @9:30, @10:15, @11:00, @12:45, @ 1:30, @ 2:15, @ 3:30

 

Resources for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Wanting to Quit Smoking

This is one-on-one quit smoking counselling for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and their partner. During pregnancy and while breastfeeding, counselling is recommended as the first choice of treatment for quitting or reducing your smoking. A Physician’s Medical Note may be required.  Nicotine Replacement Therapy can be provided to help you quit.

Contact MyQuit at 1-877-376-1701 or at MyQuit.ca for information about how to connect with a quit smoking counsellor in Ottawa.

Additional Resources

 Construction Cessation Program

Do you work on a construction site and want support to quit smoking? The Construction Cessation Program offers quit-smoking tools, supports and incentives. Eligible workers can receive free counselling and free nicotine replacement therapy for up to 5 weeks! 

To learn more please contact Heidi McKean, Public Health Nurse by e-mail Heidi.McKean@ottawa.ca or by phone: 613-315-2503.

You can also call the Ottawa Public Health Information Centre: 613-580-6744; TTY: 613-580-9656.

Resources for Young Adults Wanting to Quit Smoking

Please visit The Link for more info.

*Smartphone Apps 

Break it Off

  • Free
  • Support and quit tools
  • Track progress + live stats
  • Chat with a quit coach

Crush the Crave

  • Free
  • Offers quit help
  • Tracks progress
Resources for Youth Wanting to Quit Smoking

School Health Team

Talk to your school health nurse about quitting smoking. Contact 613-580-6744, ext. 28020 to get in contact with the nurse at your school.

Dr. Lena's Clinic for Adolescents

Free counseling is available with a referral.
Offered in: English 
Contact: 613-737-7119

Contact your local CHC for more information.

Other Community Programs

Family Health Teams' (FHTs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs) Quit Smoking Programs

Some FHTs and CHCs in Ottawa offer quit smoking counselling and free nicotine replacement therapy. Check with your FHT or CHC.
Pharmacists' Smoking Cessation Program

If you receive your medications through the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program, check with your pharmacist to see if they are offering free quit support through this program. You may be eligible for Zyban or Champix under the ODB program.

Contact your Physician

Your physician can offer advice about quitting and can provide you with information about medication that can help.

Online Resources

Smartphone Apps

Break it Off

  • Free
  • Support and quit tools
  • Track progress + live stats
  • Chat with a quit coach

Crush the Crave

  • Free
  • Offers quit help
  • Tracks progress

QuitRunChill

8-week running program for young adult smokers - www.QuitRunChill.org

Smokers' Helpline

A confidential service available by phone, online and text messaging. Quit coaches provide personalized support, advice, information and a "quit plan" that suits you. Call from anywhere in Ontario, 7 days a week. Interpreter service is available. Access online and text services at SmokersHelpline.ca. Watch the "Connect to quit with Smokers' Helpline" video.

Offered in: English and French
Cost: Free
Contact: 1-877-513-5333

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