|Description||The following are non profit organizations that will offer some manner of information and support to individuals wishing to stop smoking. Some are available to the general public, some are specific to their rostered clients only. |
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
STOP (Stop Smoking Therapy for Ontario Patients) is a tobacco cessation program that includes workshops and five weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy for participants. CAMH is currently working with Family Health teams and Community Health Centres across Ontario in running STOP programs. If you are a patient or client with a Community Health Centre or a Family Health team, check to see if they are STOP program partners.
A smoking cessation workshop is being held at Quest Community Health in St. Catharines on Feb 13, 2013. Clients may be eligible to receive free Nicotine Replacement Therapy following the workshop. Call Julia x 297 for more information.
Public Health units are also partnering with CAMH to run these workshops. Niagara Region Public Health has already run its STOP workshops for 2013.
PREGNETS.org – PREGNETS stands for the Prevention of Gestational and Neonatal Exposure to Tobacco Smoke. PREGNETS website, run by CAMH, offers help for pregnant and postpartum women to quit by offering information, resources and support online.
Niagara Region, Social Assistance & Employment Opportunities
234 Bunting Rd, St Catharines
SOCIAL ASSISTANCE, ONTARIO WORKS & ODSP CLIENTS
Nictotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) // Funding for NRT with a prescription from their doctor and at the discretion of caseworker.
Leave The Pack Behind Program (LTPB) - for college and university students
All students at Brock University and at Niagara College are eligible for smoking cessation services at their campus student health services. They can receive free patch and gum as part of the service. Self-help materials provided are tailored to young adults and the nurses and doctors are ready to assist students to quit smoking.
Niagara Health System, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
155 Ontario St, St Catharines
ROSTERED CLIENTS ONLY (must have had a cardiac event & referral from physician)
Offers group support // No free products
Patients who are already registered with the cardiac, diabetic clinic or oncology clinic can also be referred to the QUITS program (quality intensive treatment smoking cessation program).
Niagara Health System, Ontario Street Site
155 Ontario St, St Catharines,
ROSTERED CLIENTS ONLY & CONSULT FROM PHYSICIANS
Brief intervention; one-to-one counselling; group support; telephone support (brief); NRT; self help materials // NRT or Wellbutrin for inpatients (not after discharge)
Niagara Health System, Addiction Services
19 Adams St, St Catharines
Offers an eighteen day inpatient program at the New Port Centre in Port Colborne and includes free nicotine replacement products such as patches and gum - referral needed to enter this program; One-to-one counseling with nurse practitioner and self help materials.
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
169 Main St E, Grimsby
REFERRALS FROM FAMILY PHYSICIAN / HOSPITAL INPATIENTS
Brief intervention, NRT; self help materials; NRT & bupropion offered to inpatients on formulary.
Niagara Region Public Health
2201 St David's Rd, Campbell East, Thorold
Brief intervention; telephone counselling (brief); self help materials // No free products
Beamsville Medical Centre
4278 Hixon St, Beamsville
ROSTERED PATIENTS ONLY
Brief intervention; one to one counselling; telephone support (intensive & brief intervention); self help materials
Bridges Community Health Centre
177 King Street, Port Colborne
289-479-5017 ext 2445
Runs free smoke cessation programs in Port Colborne and Fort Erie depending on the demand. Programs run for two weeks and include a five week supply of nicotine replacement therapy aids such as the patch, gum or inhaler. Participants learn strategies to control cravings, stay motivated, set goals and quit smoking successfully all within a safe and supportive environment. Programs are open to residents of Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Wainfleet only. Call the Centre to register.
Garden City Family Health Team
145 Carlton St, St Catharines
ROSTERED PATIENTS ONLY
Brief intervention; one to one counselling; telephone support (MCI & Intensive); NRT & medications; self help materials
Niagara Medical Group
4421 Queen St, Niagara Falls
ROSTERED PATIENTS ONLY
One to one counselling; telephone support (MCI & Intensive); NRT & quit medications; self help materials
Smokers' Helpline, Canadian Cancer Society
Telephone support (brief and intensive intervention); website offers Smokers’ Helpline Online, an interactive, web-based service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week offering tips, tools and support to help with quitting smoking. Online service has two components: the self directed quit program and the online community. Self help materials available // No free products
Thu evenings at 7pm at Christ Church, 4750 Zimmerman Ave, Niagara Falls
Group support; self help materials // No free products
Consumer Survivor Initiative
178 King St, Unit B, Welland
Not currently offering group support but there’s a waiting list for future sessions // No free products
Healthy from the Start
Locations in St. Catharines, Fort Erie, Welland, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne
Contact number: 905-714-0227
PRENATAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Brief intervention; will provide referrals for counseling; self help materials // No free products
Heart Niagara, Healthy Daily Living Program
5673 North St, Niagara Falls
Brief intervention; one-to-one counselling; Stop Smoking medication information