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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QuitNow Program and Service Offerings

Monday, September 5, 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#

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Depression Related to Quitting Smoking

Monday, October 3, 2022
7:00pm

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. There are coping skills that can help to overcome depression related to quitting!

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

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Quitting Vaping

Monday, November 7, 2022
7:00pm

Vaping products can be addictive due to the nicotine content and behaviours related to their use. Many people are interested in ways to reduce harm and quit vaping but are unsure of where to begin. Join us to learn more information about vaping, including health risks, and how to make changes with vape use.

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

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Creating a Quit Plan

Monday, December 5, 2022
7:00pm

A quit plan is a personalized strategy to help prepare for setting a quit date, reflecting on the reasons for quitting, choosing a quit method, and planning ways to cope with cravings and withdrawals. 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. This session will help with all aspects of the quit process!

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, July 4, 2022
7:00pm

There are many reasons for making changes to tobacco use. This session will investigate the various rewards to quitting including, health, financial, psychological, and interpersonal 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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Understanding Triggers and Barriers

Monday, June 6, 2022
7:00pm

Join us for this insightful session where we will explore the three areas of triggers: psychological, physical, and behavioural. A self-monitoring technique will be discussed to help 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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E-Cigarettes/Vaping and Quitting

Monday, May 2, 2022
7:00pm

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 risk if you are vaping, and give you some tips on how to quit vaping.

This will be a fantastic discussion!

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

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Relapse Prevention

Monday, April 4, 2022
7:00pm

In this helpful session, we’ll learn about relapses and the difference between a slip and a relapse. We’ll increase awareness of the common situations that cause relapse 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 to listen and learn!

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

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Long-Term Use of Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Monday, March 7, 2022
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 condition for many people. 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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Stress and Stress Management

Monday, February 7, 2022
7:00pm

Join us for an engaging session that will explore the effects of nicotine on the brain and how these effects can impact 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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Your Smoke-Free Life: What to Expect

Monday, January 3, 2022
7:00pm

In this session, we’ll dive into the preparations and new routines that will increase your chances of quitting successfully. We’ll discuss what you can realistically expect in the quit process and how the benefits of quitting can help you stay on track. Let’s overcome challenges together and move on to improved health.

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

Join the Facebook Event

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Dealing with Difficult Situations

December 2021 Group Support Session
7:00pm
Monday December 6, 2021

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#

Join the Facebook Event

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Harm Reduction – Staying Safe While Smoking

Monday, August 1, 2022
7:00pm

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#