Quitting Smoking

There is nothing healthy about smoking and exposing yourself and those around you to the harmful toxins from cigarettes. You probably don’t want to hear this, but there is no “easy” way to quit smoking. It might just be the hardest habit you’ll ever have to break, but it will be worth it.

McKinnon Centre
http://www.themckinnoncentre.com

Hypnosis, hypnotherapy, counselling and therapy for improving emotional well being * anxiety * depression * fears/phobias * stress management * grief, loss & bereavement and illness * achieving goals * smoking cessation * changing habits

Workshops include learning self-hypnosis.

Perth District Health Unit

Free personal counselling service for smokers wanting to quit. Free nicotine replacement therapy (patch, gum, lozenge and inhaler) is also available for eligible clinic clients

Canadian Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.ca

Cancer Information Service 1-888-939-3333, Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * Peer Support 1-888-939-3333 — telephone peer support services * matches people with cancer and their caregivers with trained volunteers who have had similar experiences * volunteer transportation to and from treatment centres may be available * information pamphlets, presentations, displays, seminars

Smoker’s Helpline 1-877-513-5333, www.SmokersHelpline.ca
, Mon-Thu 9 am-9 pm, Fri 9 am-5 pm– information, advice and support

Ontario Office — 55 St Clair Ave W, Ste 500, Toronto M4V 2Y7, 416-488-5400

Perth District Health Unit
http://www.pdhu.on.ca/programs-and-services/health-line/

Free, confidential telephone service * provides health information for parents, students, school staff and the general public

A public health nurse is available to answer questions about: healthy eating, breastfeeding support, immunization, infectious diseases, parenting, pregnancy, quitting smoking, water and food safety, sexual health, and other information.

Health Line also helps to connect you with other Perth District Health Unit programs and services, and community organizations.

Huron County Health Unit
http://www.huronhealthunit.ca

Provides public health services that promote health and prevent disease for area residents * staff support and encourage individuals to make healthy choices, and work with the community to ensure that public health standards are being met * Services include: parental and child health * chronic disease and injury prevention * communicable diseases * sexual health * environmental health * safe water * dental health * epidemiological investigation * practical public health research and evaluation * smoking prevention and control

Visit website for details on the Health Unit services.