Commercial tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness, disability, and premature death in Canada and the leading cause of preventable death worldwide.
Further, medical and scientific evidence demonstrates that second-hand smoke is hazardous to a person's health as there is no safe level of exposure.
Approximately 69% of smokers want to quit smoking.
Want more information about quitting smoking?
Visit QuitNow.ca or call HealthLink 8-1-1 for free self-directed programs and many helpful tools and resources. Get free counselling by phone, text, or email.
You can access free nicotine patches, gum, lozenges, or inhalers through the BC Smoking Cessation Program by visiting your pharmacist. You may be eligible for prescription smoking cessation drugs at reduced cost.
Everyone can be smoke-free!