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About the

The Nicotine Dependence Clinic offers a variety of tobacco cessation treatment services delivered by team of medical, nursing, pharmacy, social work and addiction therapy professionals. Our services include individual assessment, group counseling, and consultation on nicotine replacement therapy and cessation medication such as Zyban (bupropion) and Champix (varenicline).

STOP has set up a comprehensive program of distributing free NRT products to smokers across Ontario who are interested in making a quit attempt. The purpose of the STOP Study in its various phases is to systematically evaluate different methods of distributing NRT to smokers across Ontario. ​
The TEACH Project is geared toward training health care professionals in the public, private and non-profit sectors who provide counselling services to people who use tobacco. The program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills in the delivery of intensive tobacco cessation interventions. Our General Brochure provides an overview of the TEACH project.​
CAN-ADAPTT is a national guideline development, dissemination and exchange project. An online network and coordinated engagement activities across Canada allow members to provide ongoing input into CAN-ADAPTT’s guideline; discuss best practices, identify research gaps and share resources. This Practice-Informed approach ensures the needs and experiences of the target end users are reflected in the CAN-ADAPTT guideline.
The overall objective of the PREGNETS program is to decrease the negative consequences of smoking and environmental tobacco smoke on the woman, fetus, and child by encouraging healthcare providers to include minimal contact interventions into routine assessments and healthcare.
The STOP Program



National Non-Smoking Week
Associate Minister of Health, Dipika Damerla, visit the Nicotine Dependence Services for National Non-Smoking Week January 18-24, 2015.

Dr. Peter Selby, Chief of Addictions CAMH, explains the work done at the Nicotine Dependence Clinic (NDC) to Ontario's Associate Minister of Health, Dipika Damerla. 

Associate Minister Damerla speaks with STOP client ​rgarding his experiences within the program.

Participate in the MATCH Study

This study evaluates the real-world effectiveness of approved smoking cessation medications (bupropion or varenicline). Open to residents of Ontario, the study provides 12 weeks of medication at no cost to help participants quit smoking. These medications have been shown to double the chances of quitting smoking. Click here to learn more about the MATCH Study. 


Invitation to Participate in Surveys & Research Studies    

A survey for users of electronic cigarettes to help researchers better understand who the users of electronic cigarettes are, how the product is used, and what are the opinions of users. This study is independent of manufacturers and sellers of electronic cigarettes and tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. It was approved by the ethics committee of the University Hospitals of Geneva. The results will be published in a scientific journal.

Click here to participate:


The NDS Newsletter

Click here to read the Winter 2014 edition the newsletter

The Nicotine Dependence Service (NDS) Newsletter is an integrated, quarterly publication of the NDS projects including TEACH, STOP, PREGNETS, CAN-ADAPTT and the Nicotine Dependence Clinic

 Contact Us

If you are interested in smoking cessation, please contact us at:
(416) 535-8501 ext. 77400