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STARSS (Start Thinking About Reducing Secondhand Smoke)

STARSS is a website for pregnant women and new moms who smoke with a focus on those who do not want to or may not be ready to quit yet. STARSS offers support and strategies for protecting your children from secondhand smoke. Connect with STARSS via their website, Twitter account, Facebook page or Youtube videos.

Expecting to Quit 


Expecting to Quit is a website that provides support to pregnant women and new moms who are reducing or quitting smoking. The website includes information and resources including women’s stories and interactive tools. Expecting to Quit says that “Every woman has her own reasons for smoking. Every woman can find her own way of quitting and staying smoke-free in her own time." Visit the website or connect with ETQ on Facebook.


Go Smoke Free is a site created by Health Canada. This website has information and tools to download on how to quit, how to help someone quit, how to create a smoke-free home and various other resources for both health care providers and smokers.

Smokefree Women


Smokefree Women is a website designed for women who are trying to quit smoking. On this website, you will find an online guide to quitting, downloadable tools, other women’s stories and information on specific topics including pregnancy and depression. Connect with Smokefree Women on their website, twitter account, facebook page, or youtube channel.


Ignite Innovation


Ignite Innovation is a project that brings together community women, service providers, and policy makers toward developing responsive, inclusive, non-judgmental, non-stigmatizing quit smoking programs for pregnant and recently pregnant women across Ontario. The purpose of this site is to encourage visitors to learn about innovative, community-driven approaches to smoking cessation among pregnant and recently pregnant women.


Telephone Support

The Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service anyone can call for easy access to a trained Quit Specialist. The quit specialists can help you develop a plan for quitting, answer your questions and refer you to services in your community. You can also connect with a quit specialist online or through thext messaging. Visit the website at or call one of the following provincial helplines:
Alberta : 1-866-710-7848​​
British Columbia : 1-877-455-2233
Manitoba : 1-877-513-5333
New Brunswick : 1-877-513-5333
Newfoundland and Labrador : 1-800-363-5864
Nova Scotia : 1-877-513-5333
Nunavut : 1-866-877-3845
Ontario : 1-877-513-5333
Prince Edward Island : 1-888-818-6300
Quebec (Cancer Society): 1-888-853-6666
Saskatchewan : 1-877-513-5333
Yukon : 1-800-661-0408 (x8393)
Motherisk is a helpline that provides a source for evidence-based information about the safety or risk of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and lactation. Their mandate includes providing authoritative information and guidance to pregnant or lactating patients and their health care providers regarding the fetal risks associated with drug, chemical, infection, disease and radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy. They are also involved in researching unanswered questions on the safety of drugs, chemicals, infection, disease and radiation during pregnancy and lactation. For more information, call the helpline or consult their website: