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

Counselling and psychotherapy for grief, loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, fears/phobias, stress management, achieving goals, smoking cessation, changing habits. Hypnotherapy, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), grief therapy, brief therapy, visualization, meditation and mindfulness may be used as part of the therapy process.

Huron Perth Public Health – Perth

COVID19 on hold

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

Huron Perth Public Health – Perth

Free, confidential telephone service that 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 Huron Perth Pubic Health programs and services, and community organizations.

Huron Perth Public Health – Huron

COVID19 Vaccination Clinics – available in several locations in Huron and Perth. Online booking through Provincial Vaccine Booking System for first, second or booster doses HERE or by calling 1-833-943-3900(open 7 days a week, 8 am-8 pm). Vaccination information available on HPPH website HERE.

The Province has a Testing and Isolation Information Line that can be used for information regarding testing and access, confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, self-isolation, or exposure to COVID-19 1-888-777-0730.

Huron Perth Public Health works in partnership with the community to foster conditions in which people can be healthy and promote health, protect health, and prevent disease by providing community health services and programs for Huron and Perth County.

Services include:

  • prenatal classes
  • stop smoking help
  • sexual health clinics
  • immunization
  • communicable disease investigations and outbreak control
  • food safety inspections
  • rabies investigations
  • safe drinking water measures

Please note that to focus efforts on protecting the health of the community in response to COVID-19, some services and programs have been modified. Visit website HERE for more information.