Ready to quit? The Thunder Bay District Health Unit provides support for smokers and other tobacco users who are ready to quit.
STOP on the Net
The STOP on the Net Program is an online research program from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) designed to help adults attempt to quit smoking. This program provides:
- 4 weeks of free nicotine patches and gum/lozenges to help participants attempt to quit smoking.
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- live in Ontario
- are 18 years of age or older
- meet other specific eligibility criteria
To learn more about the program and to enroll, please visit: www.stopstudy.ca
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 2-3 hour educational workshop to provide coping tools
- A 5 week course of nicotine patches
Upcoming STOP On the Road Workshops
- Check back soon for the next Workshop!
To find out your eligibility for these workshops, to register for an upcoming workshop, or for more information, please call (807) 625-8340.
Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
The OMSC (Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation) has a Community Program for people who wish to quit smoking who are not enrolled with a health care provider or cannot easily access smoking cessation treatment and support. Through the Community Program participants will receive:
- a smoking cessation consultation
- instructions on how to enroll in a Nicotine Replacement Therapy voucher program
- receive 6 months of follow-up support
If you are a community member interested in this service, please call 1-888-645-5405 and leave your contact information. An Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation Nicotine Addiction Specialist will get back to you within 2 business days.
Online support, text messaging, and Quit and Win contests to motivate you. For more information visit Smokers' Helpline. To enroll for text supports, text iquit to 123456.
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
- The Journey 2 Quit workbook will help you prepare and create a quit plan (Lung Association).
- Include these tips for quitting smoking in your plan (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health).
We can help, too. If you would like help to create your quit plan, book an appointment with the Take Control clinic.
Talk Tobacco is a quit line offering culturally appropriate support and information about quitting or reducing commercial tobacco and vaping products for Indigenous people.
Talk Tobacco offers:
- One on one relationship based counselling and support.
- Information on pharmacotherapy (Nicotine patches, prescribed medications, etc.).
- Translation services offered in 16 Indigenous languages.
- Information on contests and other incentives.
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