Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing smokers can do to improve their life and health. Former smokers live longer than those who continue to smoke.

The health benefits of quitting occur for all types of smokers, men and women, young and old.

Many people who smoke, know all about the dangers of smoking. They probably already know that quitting smoking is THE MOST important thing they can do to improve their health. The only problem is how to quit and stay quit.

If you smoke, you probably have tried to quit in the past. On an average, people who smoke will attempt to quit seven times before they quit for life because it takes time to figure out the right approach for you. Quitting smoking is a very individual process. How you quit smoking may be very different from how your spouse or friend quits.

You should also know that there is no one way to quit smoking. There are actually a lot of tools and support to help you live tobacco free. It’s important to learn as much as possible about what your options are, so you can build a plan that’s right for you.

Thinking about or attempting to quit smoking? Check out Break It Off,a new cessation program developed by Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society. It is a web resource to help you through the various stages of breaking up with smoking, and is also available as mobile app where you can track and share your experiences with others.

Newfoundland and Labrador has a Provincial Smoker’s Helpline that is available free of charge to anyone looking for information on how to quit smoking, how to help a friend or a family member quit smoking or for more information about tobacco. Please call 1-800-363-5864 or visit the Smokers Helpline website.
Health Canada has developed a resource entitled "On the Road to Quitting" and can be ordered from their website.