Your nurse, doctor or pharmacist

Clinical and Community Health Professionals

•  These health professionals can  offer helpful advice and inform you about nicotine replacement therapy (gum, patch, inhaler) or other stop smoking medication.


Our Own Health Centre offers group smoking cessation counselling and personal cessation counselling.



Regional Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

P: (204) 831-2181

F: (204) 940-8633

•  Available by referral only from your health care provider.

•  This free, 8 week education and exercise program can help improve the quality of life for people living with lung disease by teaching stop smoking strategies, patient self- management and exercises.

Commit to Quit

Sponsored by

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

•  Commit to Quit is a smoking cessation group program designed for adults. A trained facilitator assists participants to learn skills and techniques to be smoke free.

•  Cost: Free of charge.

Individual or Group Quit Smoking Assistance

Northern RHA only

Contact: Deanna Johnson, Tobacco Reduction Coordinator

P: 1-204-681-3143

E: [email protected]

•  Individual quit smoking assistance.

Tobacco Dependence Clinic

Brandon, Manitoba

P: (204) 578-4200

•  Offers one-on-one free counseling sessions for smokers trying to quit.

•  Call to make an appointment or to talk to the counselor.

Break It Off Website and App

Canadian Cancer Society

•  This website is young adult focused and provides useful information on how to quit tobacco use with a “break up” theme. There is also an app available on Apple and Android phones.

Manitoba Quits

The Manitoba Lung Association


•  The Manitoba Lung Association invites you to quit for a day, a week or a month, during the month of April and celebrate the achievement by going for a walk on Sunday, April 30, 2017 with others who have done the same.

Smoker's Helpline and Smoker's Helpline Online

Canadian Cancer Society

P: (866) 366-3667

•  A free confidential toll-free help line staffed with trained professionals who can offer advice and support in a non-judgmental manner.

The Quit Crowd

The Quit Crowd is a diverse and welcoming community of Manitobans looking to quit smoking or stay smoke-free found on Facebook.

First Week Challenge

Quit smoking for the first 7 days of the month and you could win $500.  Every person who registers for The First Week Challenge Contest will receive a $10 discount coupon for either Nicorette® or Nicoderm®.

Walk or Run to Quit

Get help to quit smoking by learning to walk or run 5 km. Walking and running can help you overcome withdrawals and cravings while cutting down or quitting smoking. It gets better, when you quit smoking and get active, you’ll have a chance to win $1000!

There are supportive training programs available at a cost or a free train on your own option.

Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)

• SWAT is a student lead program that promotes anti-tobacco activities in Manitoba

• Students work together to fight tobacco company messaging and encourage other students not to take up the habit.

• Target: Senior 1 – 4 (grades 9 – 12) students

Cessation medications for quitting smoking


• The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program provides eligible First Nations and Inuit clients with coverage for a range of health benefits. Click here for more information.

•  Supply of these covered products is limited on a yearly basis. Persons who qualify for NIHB should speak to their doctor or pharmacist.


Click the links below for more great resources:


•  Certified Tobacco Educator Training for Health Professionals (4 Days)




See your doctor for a prescription

To find your deductible visit:

•  Manitobans who reach the deductible limit on their Pharmacare are eligible to receive Champix free of charge from the Manitoba government. Persons on social assistance do not have to pay a deductible.

Are you using your NRT correctly?  Here are some videos on proper use of various NRT choices:


CancerCare Manitoba's Quit Smoking Program

CancerCare Manitoba’s free Quit Smoking Program provides support and cessation medications to help tobacco users quit. If you are a CancerCare Manitoba patient, staff member, or if your family member is a CancerCare Manitoba patient or staff member, you may be eligible for the CancerCare Manitoba Quit Smoking Program.

Contact: 1-888-775-9899

In-patient, Clinical Programs

•  Many Hospitals around the province offer Nicotine Replacement Therapy to in-patients at the hospital.

•  Patients who are smokers should ask their attending Health Professionals if these products are available to them.

Tobacco Control

The Department of Healthy Living and Seniors undertakes a number of activities in the four pillars of tobacco  control including Prevention, Protection, Cessation, and Denormalization. To find out more, visit their website.

Contact your Insurance Provider

•  Some group insurance plans will pay for smoking cessation aids as part of their benefits packages.

•  Contact Your Group health Insurance provider to see if you’re eligible for these benefits.