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.

The McKinnon Centre

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

Perth District Health Unit

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

Canadian Cancer Society

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

Free, confidential telephone service * provides health information for parents, students, school staff, health care professionals 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

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.