Canadian Cancer Society offers several services to help Ontarians quit smoking this fall
HAMILTON, Ontario September 2, 2010 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Canadian Cancer Society is equipping Ontarians with free tools to help them quit smoking with the aid of many services offered by Smokers' Helpline. As fall brings changing leaves and the return of students to school, many people think of changing their routines and making healthy choices. Quitting smoking is a positive way to turn over a new leaf for fall.
Smokers' Helpline offers free, confidential services that provide personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use. Those thinking of quitting, actively quitting or those who want to help someone quit can call a Quit Coach at 1 877 513-5333, with interpreter service available in over 100 languages. Online users can access their own Quit Centre and support forums at SmokersHelpline.ca. And, for those on the go, support is available through Smokers' Helpline Text Messaging.
Social media users can join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, while determining how much money they can save by quitting with the Cost of Smoking Calculator.
"Quitting smoking or other tobacco products can take a lot of work," says Gail Luciano, manager of smoking cessation at Smokers' Helpline. "We want to help make quitting an achievable goal by offering evidence-based, free support in a variety of ways."
Whether someone has slipped back into smoking during the summer months, or has never tried to quit before, Smokers' Helpline Quit Coaches can help to tailor a quit plan.
"Many clients tell me that they no longer want to smoke, but they have not yet figured out how to approach quitting," explains David Angus, Quit Coach at Smokers' Helpline. "Together we identify their triggers for smoking and reasons for quitting, and put an action plan in place."
Ontarians can connect for free, seven days a week for phone, online or text messaging service at 1 877 513-5333 and www.SmokersHelpline.ca.