Tobacco and Smoking
You CAN live a smoke-free life
- Trying to quit smoking?
- Worried your child might start to smoke?
- Wondering how smoking is affecting your health?
- Concerned about second-hand smoke?
Find answers and start working towards a smoke-free life today:
- Smoke-free homes
- Help to quit smoking
- How smoking harms health
- Second-hand smoke
- Smoke-free spaces
- Tobacco-free sports
- Youth and smoking
- Smoking and pregnancy
- Tobacco and the law
- For health professionals
- The importance of smoke-free homes and how to make yours smoke-free.
Learn more about smoke-free housing options.
- Thinking About Quitting?
- Making the decision to quit smoking is an important step to improving your health.
- Take the time to plan your quit attempt!
- Make a list of your reasons for smoking AND quitting.
- Record how many, and when you smoke each cigarette and consider which ones would be easier to eliminate from your daily routine.
- Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about using stop-smoking medications. Used with counselling, these can increase your chances of success.
- Set a quit date.
- Find a non-smoking buddy to help you.
- Anticipate challenges and think of ways to overcome cravings.
- Quitting is not easy! If at first you don’t succeed, try again. Each attempt is an important step towards becoming smoke-free!
- View our list of free available resources to help you quit smoking (PDF)
- Text iQuit to 123456 to register for text messaging support, call Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 or visit smokershelpline.ca for telephone counselling, online support and print resources.
- Check out The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - STOP program to find out about free smoking cessation medications and counselling support.
- Find help and support at DontQuitQuitting.ca and BreakItOff.ca
- Smoking: The Health Risks
How smoking harms your body and can shorten your lifespan.
- Why People Smoke
Common reasons for smoking and why it’s so hard to quit.
- Second-hand Smoke: the Health Effects
Why second-hand smoke is a health risk – especially to children.
- That's Risky
Why second-hand smoke is a health risk to women.
- Smoke-Free Homes
The importance of smoke-free homes and how to make yous smoke-free.
- Smoke-Free Cars
Why you should - and how you can make your vehicle smoke-free.
- Smoking Isn't Cool
A Teacher's Smoking Prevention Toolkit - Kindergarten to Grade 5
- Pregnant or Planning to be?
Get links to information and resources.
- Smokers' Helpline
- Smoke-Free Peel Region
What the Smoke-Free Ontario Act means for Peel.
- Smoking Cessation
For Health Professionals looking for resources on smoking cessation
- Vaping is inhaling an aerosol created by an electronic cigarette or other vaping device. Learn about the health risks of vaping.