Archive for the ‘news & events’ Category


It’s National Non-Smoking Week (Jan. 21st-27th)

January 22nd, 2018 by Smokers' Helpline

This week Jan. 21st to 27th, 2018, is National Non-Smoking Week. National Non-Smoking Week is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada’s ongoing public health education efforts. It has been observed for nearly four decades! This is a key time to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking to help prevent […]

Walk or Run to Quit – Winter Program Registration Now Open

January 16th, 2018 by Smokers' Helpline

Quit smoking with a proven program: Walk or Run to Quit Walk or Run to Quit is a Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room partnership program that supports the use of walking or running to help people quit smoking. Over the course of 10 weeks, training program participants get step by step instructions to learn […]

We’re very pleased to share news that the Provincial Government has announced that they are expanding the Provincial Smoking Cessation Program for Individuals with Low Income. Since October 2014 this program has assisted individuals with low income to access quit smoking medications (Champix and Zyban) by covering a portion of the cost of these treatments […]

Champix Provides Flexibility to Help You Quit Successfully

November 29th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

If you’re using or considering the medication Champix (varenicline) to help with quitting, here’s some new information. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best approach for you. There’s Flexibility Regarding When You Should Set Your Quit Date: It is up to the individual when they would like to set a quit date, it […]

Smoking Causes More than 45,000 Deaths each Year in Canada

October 16th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

From Rob Cunningham, senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cancer Society: A Conference Board of Canada study published today found that smoking causes more than 45,000 deaths in Canada annually, almost 1 in 5 of all deaths (18.4%) in the country. Smoking also causes, each year, $6.5 billion in direct health care costs, and $16.2 billion in […]