Most tobacco users in Ontario want to quit, have tried to quit in the past and will try to quit within the next year. Evidence-based cessation programs significantly increase the odds of success for a given attempt.

Providing cessation interventions is a proven cost-effective approach that is widely recognized in the scientific literature and by national comprehensive tobacco control strategies.

Public health units are working to:

  • Increase awareness of the risks of smoking, benefits of quitting and availability of cessation services
  • Identify gaps and needs for local cessation services
  • Ensure the provision of tobacco use cessation services, particularly for priority populations
  • Enhance cessation service reach through linkages, collaborative efforts and community partnerships
  • Develop and evaluate innovative programs and strategies

At this time we are highlighting two topics:

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