Smoking Cessation Resources

Smoking Cessation Resources for: Students

Student Wellness Centre

Contact the Student Wellness Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 27700 for an appointment to see a physician for your free Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

Smoking Cessation Resources for: Staff and Faculty

Homewood Health Program

The Homewood Health Plan Smart Smoking Cessation Program empowers you with the information and support you need to help you quit smoking and remain smoke-free. A personal coach will help make it simple to start and guide you step-by-step. The program addresses the psychological and physical dependence and creates a foundation for successful behavior change.

Sun Life Health Benefits

McMaster University has added coverage until June 30, 2020 for employees eligible to participate in the Sun Life Extended Health Benefits. Extension of this date will be reviewed at the time of expiry.

Coverage includes products to help a person quit tobacco that legally require a prescription, up to a lifetime maximum of $500 for each person.

Smoking Cessation Resources for: Community

Smoker’s Helpline

For news, tips and to be in touch with those who have quit, are trying to quit, or are supporting others, connect on Twitter at:

Hamilton Public Health

Hamilton Public Health Services – Telephone Service – Tobacco Hotline
110 King St. West, 4th floor, Hamilton, ON L8P 4S6

The Lung Association

Before you set your quit date you need to prepare. Take time to think about when, where, and why you smoke. If you understand your smoking habits and triggers, you’ll have a better chance at success.

Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society quit line is available to help you. It’s a free, confidential service for smokers. Find out more information or register online for the self-directed quit program.

STOP Program

The STOP Program is a province-wide initiative that delivers smoking cessation treatment and counseling support to eligible Ontario smokers who wish to quit smoking. The STOP Program has provided free smoking cessation medication and counselling support to over 100,000 Ontarians who wanted to quit smoking.

Nicotine Dependence Clinic

The Nicotine Dependence Clinic offers several specialized outpatient treatments for anyone who wants to quit or reduce their tobacco use. We offer assessment, medical consultation, group counselling and medications to quit/reduce smoking. Our clinic provides service to clients with concurrent substance use and/or mental illness as well other medical conditions.

Good Shepherd Breathe Easier

For individuals with a MH diagnosis, The Good Shepherd offers up to 26 weeks of free NRT and weekly group sessions.

Telephone: 905-528-3655

Tobacco Addiction Recovery Program (TARP)

For individuals with a MH diagnosis offers up to 26 weeks of free NRT and weekly group sessions. Telephone: 905-522-1155 ext. 36407

Aboriginal Health Centre

For persons who identify as having an indigenous background, the De Dwa Da Dehs Nye >s offers up to 26 weeks of free NRT and group support.

Centre de santé communautaire

For individuals seeking service in French, the centre de santé communautaire offers up to 26 weeks of free NRT and counselling.

Hamilton Public Health

For persons who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or anyone interested in education sessions and free nicotine patches, Hamilton Public Health Services offers a 5-week course of nicotine patches.

Telephone: 905-540-5566 ext.1

Your Local Pharmacist

For individuals on Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) can receive 12 weeks of ‘Champix’ or ’Zyban’ at no cost each year.

Toolkit for Leaders: Supporting Tobacco and Smoke-Free Workplaces at McMaster University

The toolkit is meant for leaders with direct reports.