The Smokers’ Helpline (SHL) is a toll free confidential 1-800 # (1-800-363-5864) whereby anyone in Newfoundland & Labrador can call and receive free information, resource materials, advice, support and motivational counselling while working towards being smoke-free or creating a smoke-free environment.
The SHL is a ‘hub’ or ‘clearing-house’ for all tobacco related questions or concerns as well as requests for resource materials. While the primary purpose of the SHL is to assist individuals in quitting smoking; the helpline is available to the entire community. The Newfoundland & Labrador Smokers’ Helpline is widely used by both smokers and non-smokers.
Smokers can call to receive information and counselling on how to cutback and quit smoking
Youth can call to find out how to make healthier choices by saying no to tobacco and/or quitting early in life
Family members and friends can call to receive information on how to support a loved one who is trying to quit
Teachers and students can call to receive resource materials for lesson plans and school projects
Health care providers can call to get the latest research and refer clients to the helpline
Businesses and Workplaces can call to find out more about making their business smoke-free and how to implement smoking cessation programs.
Hours of Operation
The Smokers’ Helpline is open 9-9 Monday – Thursday, 9-5 on Fridays and there is 24-hour messaging service available. For support outside of hours of operation, visit the SHL website chat rooms for peer support or visit the events calendar for information regarding supports/programs in your community.
The Smokers’ Helpline operates out of the Newfoundland & Labrador Lung Association office in the Carnell Building, 15 Pippy Place, St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador.
The Smokers’ Helpline is only one of the many health related programs and services the Newfoundland & Labrador Lung Association offers the community. For more information about lung health and protecting the air we breathe, contact the Newfoundland & Labrador Lung Association at (709)726-4664 or visit www.lung.nf.ca.