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Welcome to th​e Nicot​ine Dependence​ Service

​​​​​​A ​​leading ​hub ​​for​ smoking and​ ​​vaping treatment, ​​research & education​

Commercial tobacco & nicotine addiction treatment. O​nline courses for providers to 
increase competency in smoking cessation & other behaviour change interventions.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​    ​  E​​nroll to Quit Smoking      ​​​​​​            ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Courses for Practitioners   ​​​​​​​​



What We Do​





Medication and behavioural treatment options, including the Nicotine Dependence Clinic and STOP program, to help people quit smoking tobacco. 

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Pragmatic large-scale and clinical trials examining ways to improve access to care & novel treatments for tobacco use and co-occuring conditions.​​

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Accredited trainings offered by our TEACH team for providers in tobacco use treatment, chronic disease prevention, diabetes, cannabis, and other topics.​

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Knowledge Mobilization

Shortening the time gap in translating research into practice. Using the Learning Health System model to rapidly iterate treatment programs.

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E-Cigarettes & Vaping

Upcoming and recorded sessions with experts discussing emerging evidence on e-cigarettes, vaping and clinical guidance.

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Virtual Care

NEW! We now offer STOP on the Net, an online program ​supporting Ontarians to quit smoking. If eligible, you will receive up to 8 weeks of free NRT.

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W​​e have created a 
Learning Health System ​

For smoking cessation​e-cigarette use and related risk factors and symptoms: hazardous drinking, depression, physical inactivity, poor nutrition.

A growing platform for more interventions, it is for healthcare systems & organizations. Adaptable to non-healthcare wellness service providers. 
▶​ A ​solution with all stakeholders in mind

Equitable, quality quit smoking treatment. Improved outcome.
Automation and actionable just-in-time information. 
Reduced cost of implementation.

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Patients Treated

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​Practitioners Trained


University-accredited courses

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 Our Publications

We have a growing repository of publications from 2008 to present day which reflect the diversity of work we do in treatment, research, education, knowledge mobilization, and innovation. ​Check back often for the latest updates! 

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 News and Events

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Latest News
CAN-ADAPTT part of the latest update of C-CHANGE for cardiovascular disease management
Our CAN-ADAPTT guidelines are part of the newly updated C-CHANGE guideline for the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease in primary care! The Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guideline Endeavour (C-CHANGE) provides coordinated recommendations on cardiovascular disease (CVD) from 11 Canadian guidelines. Click here to view C-CHANGE.
Free, Online Smoking Cessation Program: STOP on the Net – Available Now in English & French!
With the funding support of the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program has launched the fully-virtual STOP on the Net Program, both in English & French! STOP on the Net is an online research program designed to support individuals 18+ years to attempt to quit smoking. Join today from the comfort of your home and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) patches and gum/lozenges mailed to your address.
My Change Plan is an evidence-based app and it can help you to quit smoking
IF you are looking for a tool you can use right now to help you immediately, check out our My Change Plan mobile app! Now available for Android and iOS devices in their app stores. My Change Plan is for those who want to quit or reduce their smoking.