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Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your life and health. Any attempt to quit smoking will make you stronger. It's never too late to reap the benefits, some of which happen within the first few days. With the right combination of practice, determination and support, stop smoking for good!

To learn more about quitting smoking, click on the resources below. You can also call the Health Unit toll-free at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 2202, email us, send a text at 705-878-2723, or drop by an office near you.

Additional Resources:

Quit Smoking Resources - City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County & Northumberland County

Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (S.T.O.P.) Program - See if you quality for this free program, which provides free nicotine patches and quit-smoking resources.

Tobacco Talks - Drop in for these informal sessions where people trying to quit smoking can speak with Health Unit staff about strategies for success.

Smokers' Helpline - has free and personalized tools to help people successfully quit, including a text-messaging service, ‘Quit Metre’ and one-to-one support with a Quit Coach. The Smokers’ Helpline is a program of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The Lung Association

Wouldurather Contest - This quit-smoking contest is geared to young adults 19-29 years of age who want to quit or cut back on their tobacco use... and win prizes in the process.