The majority of people who smoke want to quit.
Talking with your patients about their smoking (including non-tobacco products), advising them to quit, and offering support, is effective in increasing quit attempts.
The following information and resources are for health care providers to assist patients who want to quit smoking:
Toronto Public Health:
TEACH: Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation and Health (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Modes of instruction:
The Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation and Health (TEACH) project Lunch and Learn Seminar Series (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Free “standalone” Lunch and Learn monthly seminar series for Physicians, Family Health Teams and other Health/Allied Health Practitioners to enhance their knowledge and skills in offering cessation interventions.
You Can Make It Happen (Ontario’s Public Health Units, in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline) Comprehensive smoking cessation resources to support health care providers in their client’s quit attempt:
Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC) (University of Ottawa Heart Institute, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO) and Pfizer Canada Inc.) Assistance for Family Health Teams or a Community Health Centres to build and implement a quit smoking strategy in your practice. The OMSC Primary Care team will:
Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program for Family Health Teams, Community Health Centres and Addictions Agencies (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Resource for Family Health Teams, Community Health Centres or Addictions agencies seeking publicly funded Nicotine Replacement Therapy for your patients and capacity building and training for your practice.
Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) Plan coverage of Champix® and Zyban® (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) Details about ODB coverage of varenicline (Champix®) and bupropion (Zyban®):
Non-Insured Health Benefits For First Nations and Inuit Populations: Pharmacy Provider Documentation (Express Scripts Canada) Instruction and application form for pharmacists to register in the Non-Insured Health Benefits for Eligible First Nations and Inuit Populations
Toronto Public Health STOP on the Road workshops (Toronto Public Health) Research-based, cost-free quit smoking workshops at various community locations in Toronto. Eligible participants will:
Smokers’ Helpline (Smokers’ Helpline, Canadian Cancer Society) Resource for patients who want tobacco use cessation counseling/support:
Leave the Pack Behind (Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care (MOHLTC) Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy for patients aged 18-29:
Health Effects of Waterpipe/Shisha Smoking (Toronto Public Health) Information for patients and the general public regarding the negative health effects of using a waterpipe/hookah to smoke both herbal and tobacco shisha.
Live Tobacco Free (Toronto Public Health) Information on:
Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke (PREGNETS) (Canadian Association of Mental Health (CAMH).
PREGNETS was created with funding from Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario, an agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Information on smoking cessation practices for pregnant and postpartum women, anonymous online discussion board and a personalized plan for quitting or reducing smoking.
Smoking Cessation Program for Ontario Drug Benefit recipients (Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care) Resource for Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) patients who would benefit from smoking cessation counseling from a pharmacist.
Smoking Cessation Resources for Specific Populations (CAMH) Resources for specific populations including: