Services to help quit smoking and vaping

You want to reduce or quit smoking or vaping? 

Free services are available to help you.

In person

  • Quit Smoking centres can offer you free information and support to teach you how to quit smoking or vaping while respecting your pace. They can also provide nicotine-based treatment prescriptions, if needed. 
  • You can join individual or group meetings with a specially trained nurse by calling: 1-844-440-AIDE (2433).
  • New in the Laurentians: Pregnant women program Parce que je compte (Because I matter).
    For more information, consult theDémarre le chargement du fichierBrochure (in French only).


  • Visit/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextI Quit Now  for more ideas, simple exercises, for professional support, or to create your account and quit at our own pace.

By phone

  • Call ⇒ 1-888-jarrete (1-888-527-7383)
  • All services are provided by a trained counsellor
  • Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

By SMS - (SMAT) Stop smoking text messaging services

  • Quitting tips, support and information via text messaging on your cell phone, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • You can subscribe by texting SMAT at 20202/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextFacebook, or by visiting the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextSMAT website.

Medication to quit smoking

  • Nicotine-based products and stop-smoking medications are effective and can help you succeed in quitting.
  • If prescribed, many nicotine-based products (patches, gums and lozenges) are covered by prescription drug insurance for up to 12 weeks, under certain conditions.
  • For more information, or if you want a prescription, please talk with your healthcare professional (doctor, pharmacist, nurse, respiratory therapist), or call your Quit Smoking centre at 1-844-440-AIDE (4233).
  • For more information about costs covered by prescription drug insurance, please consult this /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextdocument

Quit to Win! Challenge and other campaigns

Quit to Win! Challenge is a campaign that invites smokers to step up and stop smoking for six weeks during the months of February and March. It distributes free tools, an online profile, support via email and social medias and prizes to win to help motivate you.

For more details or to sign up, visit /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextQuit to Win! Challenge

Tobacco Free Quebec : Other  /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCampaigns to prevent smoking and vaping. 

Teenagers and young adults


Do you know the truth about what tobacco and vaping can do to your health? 

See the consequences here ⇓

            ⇔  EPAV Média sur ,   ou 

Did you know that tobacco and vaping can endanger the environment?

You smoke or you vape... a little, a lot, too much?

Would you like to talk about it and/or stop altogether?

There are resources available to help you! 

  • You can call  ⇒1-844-440-2433 to schedule an in-person meeting with a nurse
  • Free tools to help you quit ⇓ 


Smoke-free environment

Second-hand smoke can increase your risk of suffering from lung cancer, respiratory diseases and cardiovascular disease. Pregnant women and children are particularly vulnerable to it. Turn your house and your car into smoke-free environments.

For more information, go to:

Tools and guides for tenants and homeowners to help them in turning their home into a smoke-free environment and support them in asserting their rights.

/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextLiving in a smoke-free environment in Quebec (in French only)

Anti-Smoking Law - complaints

The main goal of the Tobacco Control Act is to prevent the initiation of youth into the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes, to protect people from the dangers of second-hand smoke and to encourage quitting smoking. 

Main amendments to the act: /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextTobacco Control Act.

For more information about the Act or to make a complaint ⇓ 

  • Call (information and complaints) ⇒ 1-877-416-8222 (toll-free), from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Email (comments and suggestions) ⇒

Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Direction générale de la coordination réseau et ministérielle
Direction de l'inspection et des enquêtes
3000, avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 1er étage
Québec (Québec) G2E 6J5

For information about offences and fines under the anti-smoking policy of the Tobacco Control Act, /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCLICK HERE.

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