Group Support Sessions are a good option for someone who likes to hear about practical quitting tips from others who are trying to quit, as well as a Quit Coach. They are free conference calls open to all BC residents.

How to Access Group Support Sessions

Group Support Sessions take place via telephone the first Monday of every month at 7:00pm PST. 

Registration is not required, but we prefer that people register for the Group Support sessions by calling a Quit Coach at 1-877-455-2233 so that we know how many people to expect.

To call into any of the Group Support sessions, please:

Call: 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

Upcoming Group Support Sessions

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Quit Aids 101

Monday, June 5th, 2023
7:00 pm

In this session, we’ll dive into the quit aids available to help you quit smoking (aka pharmacotherapy).  
We’ll help you to understand the product options and their potential side-effects.

We’ll talk about common myths and misconceptions and the truths about Nicotine Replacement Therapy use and additional considerations. 

Join us to learn about quit aids and how they may be helpful for you!

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Dealing with Difficult Situations

Monday July 3rd, 2023
7:00pm

Difficult situations in the quit process often include stressful situations, social gatherings, boredom, alcohol and routines.

Join us to learn more about these difficult situations and what coping strategies will increase chances of success with managing them.

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Harm Reduction

Monday, August 7, 2023
7:00 pm

Harm reduction involves a range of strategies to enhance the understanding, skills, resources, and supports to be safer and healthier with tobacco use.  

In this session, you’ll discover the importance of smoke-free locations, the effects of second-hand smoke, and the methods available to reduce tobacco consumption.  

Join us to learn more about options to reduce tobacco harm!

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Long-Term Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Monday, September 4th, 2023
7:00pm

Join us for an impactful session on the emerging research of long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy products.

We get to the root cause of why people smoke and the ways that nicotine addiction can be a chronic, relapsing brain disorder for many people.

We will cover the benefits of using a recovery-oriented approach that focuses on the individual’s experience to stay smoke-free long-term. 

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Mental Health and Quitting

Monday, October 2nd, 2023
7:00 pm

There is an association between the emotions, thoughts, and behaviours related to depression and nicotine withdrawal after quitting smoking.

Join us to learn about the impact that nicotine withdrawal can have on the body and brain after quitting, as well as practical coping techniques.

We will discuss a variety of ways to take care of overall mental health when quitting or reducing nicotine use.

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Quitting Smoking & Cancer Care

Monday, November 6th, 2023
7:00 pm

Join us as we explore the association between cancer and tobacco use.  

We will talk about the ways to improve outcomes in cancer care and how making changes with smoking behaviours helps cancer treatment. Special considerations will be outlined for vaping, Covid-19, and second-hand smoke in cancer care. We’ll also discuss next steps for those looking to quit smoking!

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Relapse Prevention

Monday, December 4th, 2023
7:00 pm

In this helpful session, we’ll learn about relapses and the difference between a slip and a relapse.

We’ll increase your awareness of the common situations that can lead to returns to smoking and discuss some of the theories behind them. We’ll share some strategies on what to do if a relapse happens to you, and how to cope to avoid further relapses.

Come prepared to have a good conversation, or just listen and learn!

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

Past Group Support Sessions

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Benefits of Quitting and How the Body Heals

Monday, May 1st, 2023
7:00 pm

There are many reasons for making changes to tobacco use.

This session will investigate the various rewards to quitting including, health, financial, and psychological benefits! Because our health is so important, we’ll dig down and talk about what happens the first day you quit up to the first weeks, months, and even years. There are payoffs the longer you remain tobacco-free!

Join us and be motivated to heal.

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Creating a Quit Plan

Monday, April 3rd, 2023
7:00 pm

Join us to learn how to set up your quit plan!

A quit plan is a personalized strategy to help prepare for your quit. When you set up your quit plan, you will set a quit date, reflect on your reasons to quit, choose a quit method that works for you, and plan to cope with cravings and withdrawal.

Join us to learn more about the steps involved in creating a quit plan to help stay focused and increase success to remain smoke-free.

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Quitting Vaping

Monday, March 6th, 2023
7:00 pm

Join us for a packed hour of all things vaping! 
You’ll learn how e-cigarettes work and what their health risks are. We'll discuss the relationship between vaping and quitting smoking, share how you can reduce your risks if you are vaping, and give you some tips on how to make changes to your vape use.  
This will be a fantastic discussion!

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Stress and Stress Management

Monday, February 6th, 2023
7:00 pm

Join us for an engaging session that will explore the effects of nicotine on the brain and how this impacts stress as a trigger to smoke. We discuss the connection between stress management and quitting successfully. We will focus on the benefits of social support and self-care planning for an effective smoke-free journey.

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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Understanding Triggers and Barriers

Monday, January 2nd, 2023
7:00 pm

This informative session will explore the three areas of triggers: psychological, physical, and behavioral.  We will introduce you to a self-monitoring technique that will help you better understand triggers and challenges that can come with quitting. This awareness helps to plan coping strategies for each type of trigger.  
Let’s understand triggers and barriers together!

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#

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QuitNow Program and Service Offerings

Monday, September, 2022
7:00pm

Join us for an in-depth look at all of the QuitNow programs and services available for BC residents. We will review the QuitNow Online features, Live Chat with a Quit Coach, and QuitNow Facebook page. The QuitNow by phone program will be explored, including how it works and how we can help. Did you know health care providers can refer their patients to these services? We even have materials and resources that can be downloaded from the website or sent by mail.

Call 1-877-385-4099
Enter Participant Access Code: 4356609#