Clinics & Services

Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients

Hamilton Public Health Services hosts STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) sessions to help people quit smoking.

The STOP on the Road workshop provides:

  • five weeks of free nicotine patches (nicotine replacement therapy)
  • practical support for managing of nicotine withdrawal symptoms, which has been shown to be effective to help people quit smoking
  • educational material to encourage participants to make broader changes that can improve overall health

Upcoming STOP sessions

  • Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Times: 10 am & 1:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Times: 10 am & 1:30 pm

Are you eligible to participate?

To see if you are eligible to participate and to register for a STOP session call the Tobacco Hotline at 905-540-5566 ext. 1. Space in these sessions is limited. Register early to avoid disappointment.

Background: The STOP Program

Introduced in 2005 through a partnership between the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the STOP Program has provided nicotine replacement therapy, free-of-charge, in combination with counselling support to an unprecedented 100,000 people from across Ontario.

Baseline questionnaires and follow-up surveys, spaced over six months post treatment will help the STOP Program researchers learn more about the long-term impact of providing nicotine replacement therapy and other smoking cessation aids free-of-charge to smokers across Ontario.