There are different ways to stop smoking and using tobacco. It may take more than one try to quit completely and you are more likely to quit if you have help. The right option depends on your health, habits, and other needs.
In person, telephone or online counseling may make it easier for you to quit smoking and can help you deal with stress, understand why you smoke, and help you manage mood changes. If you want support to quit or reduce smoking, you can get help from these programs and services before, during and after your surgery.
UHN Outpatient Pharmacies at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre offer a free, one-on-one, smoking cessation consultation service with a trained pharmacist. The program also offers access to prescription smoking cessation aids and a variety of nicotine replacement products.
An UHN Outpatient Pharmacist can:
The pharmacy smoking cessation program is a free service available to all, including UHN patients, family members and employees. A referral is not needed for program enrolment.
To join or to learn more about pharmacy smoking cessation programs available at UHN, send an email to
QuitSmoking@UHN.ca, visit or contact one of the participating UHN Outpatient Pharmacies below:
Your health care provider can refer you by faxing a referral form for you or you can self-refer.
Nicotine Dependence Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Nicotine Dependence Clinic offers a variety of tobacco cessation treatment services delivered by a team of medical, nursing, pharmacy, social work and addiction therapy professionals. The services include individual assessment, group counseling, consultation on nicotine replacement therapy and cessation medication such as Zyban (bupropion) and Champix (varenicline).
Location: 175 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1P7Phone: 416 535 8501 ext. 77400Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)Website: Visit the
Nicotine Dependence Clinic website for more information
Smokers' Helpline (Canadian Cancer Society)
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline offers telephone and online based resources and support to help you quit.
Phone: 1 877 513 5333
The UHN libraries listed below all offer free resources about smoking cessation.
For Cancer Patients:
Are you having surgery for cancer? Find more smoking cessation information, as it relates to your surgery,