February 21,

Tobacco Free Living

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Tobacco Free Living

Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your life and health.  You can quit smoking forever with planning, some new skills, motivation and support.  Even if you slip up, don’t stop trying to quit!

Ready to talk about quitting?

Smokers’ Helpline has proven tips and tools to help you quit using tobacco and increase your chance of being successful in your quit attempt.  For free, personalized and non-judgmental support, advice and information connect to quit today.

Health Canada will help you prepare and guide you through the quitting process, one step at a time, to achieve the success you want.

Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB) is a comprehensive, age-tailored, tobacco control initiative for young adults on post-secondary campuses.  It offers self-help programs and hosts an awesome website with two highly interactive cessation interventions called QUITRUNCHILL and e-SMOKE|QUIT.

Peterborough Public Health provides a Choose to Be Smoke Free support group for pregnant and recently pregnant women who smoke or who have recently quit. Help with transportation and childcare, and a $10 gift card will be provided for each session, as well as cost-free NRT for women who find it difficult to quit smoking using non-pharmacological methods.  Women who would like more information or want to register for our next group can contact the health unit at 705-743-1000 ext. 330.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is the most commonly used treatment for smoking cessation and can help reduce the effects of withdrawal.

To remind you of how your health will improve every day check out the benefits of quitting.

Last modified on Aug 01, 2017