Quitting smoking isn't easy. Below are some ideas and suggestions that will help the person that is quitting smoking succeed:
Canadian Cancer Society
Offers free personalized tools to help people quit successfully.
Leave the Pack Behind
Funded by the Government of Ontario
Offers free smoking and quitting information, personalized support, and quitting resources.
Information about quitting smoking for those between the ages of 12-18.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Information about smoking and pregnancy for pregnant women and healthcare providers. Offers an online support group.
It is very difficult for most smokers to quit. Cigarettes are designed to deliver nicotine, the addictive substance in cigarettes, very quickly to the brain where it makes the body physically dependent on it. In addition to physical dependence, the behaviour of smoking becomes a habit over time. The longer a person smokes, the more their daily activities and moods become linked to their smoking habit and the harder it may be to give it up. Quitting smoking isn't easy but it is possible and made easier with the Porcupine Health Unit's Quit Smoking Clinic.