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Quit Smoking and Tobacco Counselling

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?

Telehealth Ontario 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 call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 today.

Individual Support:

Choose to be …Smoke Free, is a FREE tobacco cessation support program for anyone, that combines behavioral counselling and access to free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), made possible with funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

For more information or to register, contact us at 705-743-1000 ext 330

Group Support:

Peterborough Public Health hosts a 3-hour STOP on the Road workshop where eligible individuals receive a group presentation and a no-cost 5 week kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches.

For more information or to register, contact us at 705-743-1000 ext 330

for Women:

The Choose to be …Smoke Free support group is also available for women. 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.

For more information or to register, 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.

On-Line Support:

For on-line tools, email support, an on-line community, text messaging support and live chat by text, visit


Quit Smoking Help in Peterborough