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Tobacco Plain Packaging–Show your Support!

May 2nd, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Tobacco control advocates strongly support a move towards plain packaging of tobacco products. Regulations around plain packaging would mean that tobacco companies would no longer be able to use brand specific colors, fonts, designs or product modifications. The brand and manufacturer name would be listed the same way on all tobacco packages and everything about […]

A New Tool Highlighting What We Offer

April 11th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Attention Healthcare Providers, Community Organizations, Workplaces & Other Helpline Partners: We have developed a new tool to easily provide a little more information about the Helpline’s services to your patients, clients & employees. We know that often your clients may have questions about exactly what the Helpline provides. We hope this brief “1-pager” will answer […]

On Monday, Mar. 20th, the Helpline made a special presentation at Western Memorial Regional Hospital’s Pre-Admission Clinic. Tanya Barnes Matthews, Regional Health Educator for Western Health, works closely with the Helpline and made the presentation on our behalf. The Pre-Admission Clinic at this hospital has implemented a systematic approach to asking all new patients whether […]

Run to Quit Program – Registration Now Open!

March 17th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Run to Quit is an innovative smoking cessation program that helps smokers quit smoking by learning to walk or run 5 km! Walking and running can help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings while cutting down and quitting. The program is for people of all fitness levels and ages. Run to Quit offers participants 2 […]

Today Dena King, a nurse practitioner at the Emergency Department of James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, was presented with a special award from the Smokers’ Helpline to recognize her outstanding work in helping her patients quit smoking. Over the past year she referred almost 100 people to the Smokers’ Helpline services through our Referral […]