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Smokers Helpline Transfered to Telehealth Ontario
 
As of October 1, 2019, The Canadian Cancer Society’s Smoker’s Helpline will no longer provide telephone smoking cessation services in Ontario. The province has transitioned this service to Telehealth Ontario. Calls made to the Smoker’s Helpline number after September 30th will be automatically re-directed to Telehealth Ontario.
 
More information regarding Telehealth Ontario smoking cessation telephone support:
 
  • Ontarians who would like to quit smoking can call Telehealth Ontario’s toll-free number, 1-866-797-0000, for smoking cessation supports 24/7
  • Telehealth Ontario is a free and confidential service for health advice and information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Services are offered in both English and French, with telephone interpretation available in more than 300 languages.
  • Telehealth Ontario will offer smoking cessation programming by:
    • Providing evidence-informed smoking cessation supports and information; and
    • Supporting callers through follow-up calls where additional supports and coaching are required.
  • Telephone calls from Ontario using the telephone number on cigarette packages (the “national quitline”) will also be answered by Telehealth Ontario