With the support of the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program is launching the STOP on the Net (SOTN) Program. STOP on the Net is an online research program designed to support individuals 18 years of age and older in an attempt to quit smoking. If you are interested in the program, click below to complete an enrollment survey to see if you are eligible to participate.
You must enter a valid email address to apply for the program, otherwise you will not receive nicotine replacement therapy.
Please only click "ENROLL HERE" when you have time to complete the survey in one sitting. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
This program is designed for individuals that want to make a quit attempt within 30 days of enrollment. If you do not feel ready to make a quit attempt within the next 30 days, please return to our site at a later date when you feel ready.
What does STOP on the Net offer?
4 boxes of nicotine patches and 2 boxes of nicotine gum (contains gelatin) or lozenge (contains aspartame) (participant choice) will be mailed to each eligible participant, within 1-2 weeks of enrolling in the program
2 follow-up surveys will be emailed to participants 5 weeks and 6 months after joining the program to see how they are doing
How is STOP on the Net different from the STOP Program?
STOP on the Net is entirely online
No intervention or visits are required by a health care provider, although we encourage participants to seek guidance from a provider on how to continue supporting their quit journey
There is a limited supply of nicotine replacement therapy products for STOP on the Net programming; enrollment will be open until quantities last. STOP on the Net is only available to Ontario residents.
Please consult your health care provider before using NRT if you: are already using NRT medication; have/had heart, thyroid, circulation or stomach problems, stroke, or high blood pressure; take insulin or any prescription medications; have ever experienced seizures.
Please Note: Individuals that enroll into the STOP on the Net Program will not be eligible to join the regular STOP Program at their clinic for 12 months following their SOTN enrollment date.