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Welcome to the Nicotine Dependence Service

STOP​ on the Net Program​ NEW!

                                                                                             ​​​With restrictions on social gatherings and many                                                                                                 of us​ home these day​s, it'​​s never been a                                                                                                                better time to quit smoking​​. STOP on Net is a free​                                                                                              online smoking cessation research program that​                                                                                                you can complete ​from the safety of your home.​


 What We Do




Medication and behavioural treatment options to help people quit smoking tobacco. Available to patients and individuals across Ontario.

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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, online or in-person, trainings for providers in tobacco use treatment, chronic disease prevention, diabetes, cannabis, and other topics.​

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Knowledge Translation


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 and vaping and guidance for clinical encounters.

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Featured Project: STOP on the Net


NEW! An online research program ​designed to help adults ​attempt to quit smoking. Participants will be able to receive up to 4 weeks of free NRT products.

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 By the Numbers

Patients treated
Partner organizations
Practitioners trained
University accredited

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 News and Events

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Latest News
​​​​Stressed about COVID?​ Seeking Participants to Test an App Designed to Reduce Stress
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the National Research Council of Canada are testing the Legend of Evexia - App, a mobile app to aid with stress reduction. Help us evaluate the Legend of Evexia - App! For eligibility criteria and to learn more, please visit this page. ​COMPENSATION PROVIDED.
National Non-Smoking Week January 17-23, 2021 !
January 17th marks the beginning of National Non Smoking Week ! The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program offers smoking cessation treatment & counselling support to people across Ontario looking to quit. Download free resources to help you support your clients here. Or click here for more clients self-help resources. To keep up with new information, research projects and resources for smoking cessation during National Non-Smoking Week, follow us on Twitter @PSQuitSmoking !
Free, Online Smoking Cessation Program: STOP on the Net – Available Now!
With the 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. STOP on the Net is an online research program designed to support individuals 18+ years to attempt to quit smoking.