STOP with Youth And Young Adults (STOP-YAYA)

With the support of the Ontario Ministry of Health, the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program is launching the STOP with Youth And Young Adults (STOP-YAYA) Program. STOP-YAYA is an online research program designed to support individuals 18-29 years old in an attempt to quit smoking. If you are interested in the program, click below to complete an enrolment survey to see if you are eligible to participate. For additional resources click here​.




What does STOP- YAYA offer?

  • 2 boxes of nicotine patches will be mailed to each eligible participant, while quantities last 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-YAYA different from the STOP Program?

  • STOP-YAYA 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 patches for STOP-YAYA programming; enrollment will be open until quantities last. STOP-YAYA is only available to Ontario residents.


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Helpful Res​ources​​

​Quitting smoking is a process. In addition to using nicotine patches to support your quit attempt, we encourage you to speak with your health care provider and to check out some helpful resources and tools offered here:

 booklet.png Booklets

How to Quit Smoking Book​let

My Change Plan​ Workbook

How to Help a Friend Quit Smoking Booklet

 website.png Websites

Quitting 101

Quit Tips & Life Style Quit Resources

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit​

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My Change Plan App (from your iOS device)