Resources Available to Help Employees Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is a process that takes time and practice. Not everyone is in the same place when being ready to quit.
There are a variety of interventions that can help motivate individuals to think about quitting smoking or cutting down, ranging from self-help materials to minimal contact interventions, group programs and intensive counseling, which may or may not include cessation medications.
Self-help materials such as pamphlets, booklets or visual aids can be obtained by contacting Public Health, the Canadian Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Lung Association. Health Canada’s smoking cessation program, On the Road to Quitting can be accessed online or call Public Health to receive a copy.
Professional advice/counseling from a doctor, pharmacist, nurse or telephone help-line can provide information, support and self-help materials to help people become smoke-free or cut down.
Public Health is staffed with Public Health Nurses who can support individuals working through the quitting process or who are thinking about changing their smoking habits.