Quit Smoking


Ready to quit? The Thunder Bay District Health Unit provides support for smokers and other tobacco users who are ready to quit.


Take Control – Personal Tobacco-Free Counselling

The “Take Control” clinic is operated by TBDHU and is designed to help clients get the tools they need to quit tobacco use.

Through this clinic, clients will meet with a Tobacco Quit Nurse for free personal, confidential one-on-one counselling. During these sessions, we help clients create an individualized “quit plan” and offer support as needed during and after they quit to help them in their new tobacco-free life. Services are available to all residents of Thunder Bay District.

To set up an appointment, please call (807) 625-5900.


Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program

STOP on the Road is a program offered throughout Ontario and the TBDHU provides these workshops at regular intervals in the communities throughout the Thunder Bay District. It delivers smoking cessation treatment and counselling to eligible smokers who wish to quit smoking. The research-based program helps improve quitting success by providing:

  • A two-three hour educational workshop to provide coping tools
  • A five-week course of nicotine patches

Upcoming STOP On the Road Workshops

To find out your eligibility for these workshops, to register for an upcoming workshop, or for more information, please call (807) 625-8340.


Leave the Pack Behind

Young adults’ cessation programs including smoking and quitting information, personalized support and quitting resources – all for free. For more information visit Leave the Pack Behind.


Smokers’ Helpline

Free help by phone, online support, text messaging, and Quit and Win contests to motivate you. For more information visit Smokers' Helpline.


The MATCH Study

This study will provide 12 weeks of medication at no cost to help participants quit smoking. For more information visit The MATCH Study.


Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Coverage for First Nation and Inuit People

NIHB clients are now eligible to receive up to three courses of Smoking cessation therapies in a 12-month period. For more information visit NIHB.


Creating a Quit Plan

We can help, too. If you would like help to create your quit plan, book an appointment with the Take Control clinic.


Directory of Smoking Cessation Counselling Services – Northwestern Ontario

An easy-to-use directory for people who would like to quit using tobacco products. The services are listed by town/city in which they are offered. For more information visit the Directory of Smoking Cessation Counselling Services - Northwester Ontario.


Using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Products

Several types of NRT are available to help you quit. The following videos show you how to use each. The videos are produced by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health project (called TEACH).












For Further Information

Take Control Personal Tobacco-Free Counselling: (807) 625-5900

STOP on the Road: (807) 625-8340

Smokers’ Helpline: 1-877-513-5333 | www.smokershelpline.ca

Last Updated: 29/11/2018