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Learn About Tobacco

Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, pipes, heated tobacco products, and hookah/shisha. Visit this page to learn about the health effects of these products. 

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Learn About Vaping

Vaping with nicotine has distinct health risks. Learn more about vaping and find out how QuitNow's support services can help you quit or reduce vaping. 

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Learn About Cannabis

Recreational cannabis became legal in Canada in October 2018. Find answers to some of our community's frequently asked questions about cannabis.

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Exploring Your Motivations

If you are thinking about quitting but are not quite ready, this section will help you explore your motivations to quit and uncover the obstacles that might be standing in your way.

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The Cost of Smoking

Quitting smoking really does lead to a richer life. Use our quit calculator and see how much you can save by going smoke-free. You will be amazed at how quitting can result in significant savings.

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Benefits of Quitting

Quitting smoking can add years to your life and lets you take control of your health. Discover some of the ways that your body starts to repair itself after you quit smoking.

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Identify Your Reasons

As you are getting ready to make this change, try to keep in mind the reasons you why you want to quit.  These reasons can help keep you motivated during challenging moments along your quit journey.

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Methods You Can Use

Your journey to becoming nicotine-free is unique to you. There are many methods available and you might have to try a few different methods before you find the one that is right for you.

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Medications That Can Help

Prescription medications and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) help you manage cravings and nicotine withdrawal and are some of the most effective tools for quitting smoking.  

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Get Subsidized Medication

The BC Smoking Cessation Program helps eligible B.C. residents who wish to stop smoking or using other tobacco products by covering select treatment options.

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Know Your Triggers

Even if you have been quit for a while, a craving can come out of nowhere. But more often than not there is a specific cause or “trigger” that turns on your need for a smoke. Knowing your triggers will help you avoid them or find ways to handle them.

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Preparing for Withdrawal

Nicotine is what makes tobacco and vaping products addictive. When you quit, your body has to adjust to being without nicotine.  Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, but there are things you can do to make them less intense and help you get through them. 

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Tips to Quit Vaping

Vaping products that contain nicotine are addictive and can be challenging to quit or cut back on. Here are seven tips to help you build your quit-vaping plan.

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Getting Ready for Quit Day

Quitting is easier when you are prepared. Knowing what to expect and how to overcome challenges will make all the difference. Here are some tips on how to make a Quit Plan so you are prepared to deal with cravings and tricky situations.

Create a Quit Plan Now

Quitting can be tough, but having a Quit Plan that will prepare you for the potential challenges ahead is key to successfully quitting and staying quit.