Why QuitNow?

QuitNow is a customized program that works because it is built for you. Using evidence-based strategies that have helped thousands of British Columbians, your path to a smoke-free life starts with a personalized approach to quitting.

QuitNow is a free program for British Columbians looking to quit or reduce tobacco and e-cigarette use, delivered by the BC Lung Foundation on behalf of the Government of British Columbia.

When You Register, We Guide You Through 5 Easy Steps


1. Naming your reasons for quitting

There are so many reasons to quit smoking: personal health, being a role model, saving money and more. Register for a Quit Plan and we will help you identify your reasons for quitting. You can update the list at any time. Refer to it to stay motivated!


2. Naming your smoking triggers

Knowing your triggers helps you stay in control and avoid tricky situations. A Quit Plan can help you manage triggers and develop effective coping strategies. If your triggers change over time, so can your list - keeping your plan adaptable.


3. Choosing a quit smoking support service

Our support services are proven to increase the chances of quitting for good. Register for a Quit Plan and we will connect you with a Quit Coach by phone or live chat to give you the support you need, when you need it.


4. Learning about quit methods and medications

When combined with counselling, quit aids such as prescription medications and nicotine replacement therapy have been proven to increase your chances of quitting. We will help explore your options and determine if you are eligible for free quitting aids through the BC Smoking Cessation Program.


5. Joining our online community

Friends, family and an online community can help you stay on track by reminding you of why you are quitting. Share stories, find support, and get to know others in the process of quitting by exploring the QuitNow Community Forum and social media channels - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.