Quitting Smoking

Get Free Help

Every resident in Niagara can
access free help to quit smoking

Free Help to Quit or Reduce your Smoking

  • Patients of a Family Health Team

    You can access free Nicotine Replacement Therapy as a rostered patient of the following Family Health Teams:

    • Welland McMaster - 905-734-9699 ext. 3
    • Niagara North
      • St. Catharines - 905-988-9617 ext. 226
      • Niagara-on-the-Lake - 905-468-2177 ext. 130
    • Beamsville Medical Centre - 905-563-5315
    • Portage Medical - 905-354-9393 ext. 225
    • Smithville - 905-957-3328
  • Patients of a Community Health Centre

    You can access free Nicotine Replacement Therapy as a rostered patient of the following Community Health Centres:

    • Quest Community Health Centre (St. Catharines - open to the community) - 905-688-2558 ext. 243
    • Niagara Falls Community Health Centre (Niagara Falls - rostered patients) - 905-356-4222 ext. 233
    • Bridges Community Health Centre (Fort Erie and Port Colborne - rostered patients)
      • Fort Erie (monthly group workshops open to the community - registration required) - 905-871-7621 ext. 2226
      • Port Colborne (group program open to community 3-4 times/year) - 289-479-5017 ext. 2421
  • French-speaking residents
    You can access free Nicotine Replacement Therapy through the Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton / Niagara at 905-714-9935 ext. 2239.
  • Group workshops
    You may be eligible for five weeks of free patches through our one-time STOP Quit Smoking Workshops. Call 905-688-8248 ext. 7240.
  • Heart Niagara
    You may be eligible to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (nicotine patch, gum, lozenge or inhaler). Call 905-358-5552.
  • Champix or Zyban
    If you have an Ontario Drug Benefit card, you're eligible to receive support from your local pharmacist and access to free quit smoking medications (Champix or Zyban). Talk to your local pharmacist for more information.
  • Counselling
    • Telehealth Ontario provides counselling support over the phone if you're quitting smoking. Call a Quit Coach at 1-866-797-0000 for smoking cessation supports 24/7.
    • You can also access supports from Smoker’s Helpline digital services including online, text message and email support by visiting smokershelpline.ca.
  • Indigenous communities
    You can access a free, confidential telephone service offering culturally appropriate support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and commercial tobacco use. The Talk Tobacco phone service is currently available in Ontario by calling 1-833-998-8255. Interpreter services are available in French and 14 Indigenous languages. Visit smokerhelpline.ca.
  • Young adults (18-29 years old)
    You can access two free boxes of nicotine replacement therapy patches by enrolling in the Youth and Young Adults online research program. Complete the enrolment survey to see if you are eligible to participate. Enrolment is open until quantities last and only available to Ontario residents age 18-29.

Tobacco Hotline

If you're not eligible for any of the above programs, contact the Tobacco Hotline at 905-688-8248 ext. 7393.

Health Care Providers

Quitting is hard but you can help your patient make it happen - you can make a difference in your patients' health in under three minutes by using the 5A's:

  • Ask
  • Advise
  • Assess
  • Assist
  • Arrange

Contact Us

For information on quitting smoking, the law or second-hand smoke, email the Tobacco Hotline or call 905-688-8248 ext. 7393 or 1-888-505-6074 ext. 7393

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