Cessation Counselling

Smokers’ Helpline – Toll-free 1(877)513-5333 by the Canadian Cancer Society and Smoke Free Ontario has proven tips and tools to help you quit successfully. For free, personalized and non-judgmental support, advice and information connect to quit today. Read more …

Alberta Health Services – info on spit tobacco/health effects/quitting Spit tobacco is a mixture of tobacco, nicotine, sweeteners, abrasives, salts and chemicals. Spit tobacco comes in two basic forms:

  • Chew is a leafy tobacco sold in pouches. Plug tobacco, which is sold in brick form, is also a form of chew.
  • Snuff is finely ground tobacco in powder form that is sold in small tins. Some people sniff it, but the more commonly used form is moist snuff, which is held between the cheek and gum.
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Canadian Smoking Cessation Guideline
CAN-ADAPTT: Practice-informed and Evidence-based Smoking Cessation Guideline (2011). CAN-ADAPTT worked with the Guidelines Advisory Committee (GAC) to conduct a literature search (years: 2002‐2009) to identify existing clinical practice guidelines. Five existing clinical practice guidelines were identified as meeting the high quality criteria set out in the AGREE Instrument. The recommendations contained in these high quality clinical practice guidelines have been used as the evidence base for the CAN‐ADAPTT guideline development process.
All guidelines
Aboriginal Peoples’ guideline
Pregnant women’s and breastfeeding guideline

Distance education for tobacco reduction with Inuit frontline health workers (poster presentation)
Inuit Tuttarvingat of NAHO, 2011

Health Canada’s Non-Insured Health Benefits cover pharmaceutical tobacco cessation aids for Inuit
Health Canada, 2010 (see pages 20-21)

Tungasuvvingat Inuit: Health Services and Programs Overview
Ottawa, Ontario

Updated in October 2010:
What Works in Reducing Tobacco Use in Indigenous Communities? A Summary of Promising Practices for Inuit

Prepared for the Inuit Tobacco-free Network
Inuit Tuttarvingat of NAHO, 2010
Other dialects/languages available: Nunavut syllabics, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut, and French

Project Overviews of Smoking Cessation Programs for Inuit
Inuit Tuttarvingat of NAHO, January 2010

Quitting is Easier If You Have Help! Quitlines
Government of Northwest Territories, 2009

Quitting Smoking? Product and Benefit Programs That Can Help!
Government of Northwest Territories, 2009

Pregnant and Smoke-free
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, 2007

Why Quit Smoking? Information for You, a Friend or a Family Member
Nunavut Dept. of Health and Social Services, 2006

Nicotine Replacement Therapy: Use in Pregnancy and Post-Partum
Pregnets, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, 2005
Inuktitut version

First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health: Media Campaigns, Facts about Tobacco
Health Canada, 2005
Inuktitut texts:

Voices From the Field: Aboriginal Women and Tobacco
Deborah Schwartz, Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, 2005

Healing from Smoking: A Step by Step Guide for Smokers
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services & Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, 2004

Helping Smokers Quit: A Health Professional’s Guide
Northwest Territories Dept. of Health and Social Services, 2003

Helping Smokers Heal: A Guide For Counsellors
Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services, 2002

Nunatsiaq News: Non-smoking in the girls’ room
Odile Nelson, November 22, 2002

Aniqsaattiarniq – Breathing Easy: Tobacco Recovery Resource Materials
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, 2000
Inuktitut version

New resources are always welcome.  If you know of a useful resource, please send us the information and we will review it for posting.