The Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program is a province-wide initiative, delivering smoking cessation treatment and counselling support to people who want to reduce/quit their tobacco use. These supports are available free of charge, through partnerships with community health care organizations.
The STOP Program has two main goals:
(1) Increase access to smoking cessation aids for people who wish to quit smoking cigarettes.
(2) Enhance the capacity of health care settings to provide comprehensive smoking cessation treatment.
In order to support evidence based health care policies and programs, the STOP Program evaluates various ways to link people with smoking cessation aids.
You can review our past publications here:STOP Publications.pdf.
STOP is funded by the Government of Ontario and is part of the Smoke-Free Ontario strategy.
has examined a broad range of cessation treatments, including NRT, prescription
medications such as bupropion (Zyban®) and varenicline (Champix®), and