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Self-help Resources

Welcome to the self-help page!

​You may be considering  quitting smoking – perhaps for the first time, or perhaps you've tried several times before.

On this page, you will find information and helpful guides to help you set and reach your goals. These resources talk about how things like stress, alcohol, and sleep can be linked to tobacco use and how difficult it can be to quit as a result.

These resources are meant to act as tools that you can access at your own pace. If you have any questions, you may want to ask your health care provider for more information. Learn more about how​ to start a conversation with your health care providers Curious about what is actually in a cigarette? Read about it in "what's in a cigarette".

Good luck on your journey to becoming tobacco-free!

 

Quit Tips

Here are some tips and tricks that may help you in your quit journey.

Get ready​
Set a quit date and try to stick to it. If you've had previous quit attempts, think about what worked and didn't work so you can anticipate some challenges.

Get support
You don't have to do this alone! Counselling from trained professionals and support from your loved ones can go a long way.

Change up your routine
Do something different! Reducing stress, distracting yourself from urges to smoke, drinking plenty of water, and adding enjoyable activities into your day are some ways to increase your chances of success.

Explore your options

Speaking to your doctor can help you explore options such as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or other prescription medications.

Be prepared for difficult situations
Identify what makes you want to smoke, and try to avoid those things if possible. By anticipating challenging situations, you can be better prepared to navigate through them.​


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Alcohol resourc​es
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Pregnancy and health resources

Secondhand smoke resources


Download the NDS Change Plan Phone A​pp on Google Play or the Apple Store (from your iOS device).​


To learn more about Smoking Cessation Practice and Guidelines, click here.

Have questions about CAMH? Click here​.​​​