Group cessation support
Group cessation support is a cost-effective and time-efficient way of helping others live tobacco-free. Our group services are free of charge and offered on a request basis.
General information sessions
These sessions are open to everyone in your workplace or community group. Participants may be smokers who are ready to make a change, smokers who are not ready to quit, or even non-smokers. The length and format of the sessions can be adapted to meet the needs of your group; however a minimum of one hour is recommended.
Your group will learn about:
- the importance of planning to quit smoking
- ways to quit and tools to help
- services available to help with quitting
Participants will then be able to decide if they would like to commit to our 4-week learn to quit program.
A 4-week learn to quit program
This program is designed for smokers who want to quit and have made the decision to seek help. Four sessions build on the skills and information needed to develop a personal quit plan and provide support for smokers as they go through the quitting process. Participants are encouraged to enter into group discussions and share their experiences with tobacco use and cessation. Each session is designed to take about one hour and scheduling is flexible.
The Sudbury & District Health Unit offers assistance with developing smoke-free policies.
The Health Unit Workplace Health team offers additional support for your workplace.
Smokers’ Helpline has a tip sheet to help employees quit tobacco use.
The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Public Health Department has created a resource for tobacco-free living in the workplace.
This item was last modified on June 12, 2015