I'm quitting for

My Family

Smoking or vaping can have harmful effects on the people you care about the most – family, friends and even your pets. Keeping them safe from secondhand smoke and modelling healthy behaviour are often a driving force behind quitting.

Which statements ring true?


I want to be a positive role model for my children

Kids of parents who smoke are twice as likely to start smoking themselves. Quitting nicotine will encourage healthy behaviours with your kids.


I don’t want to expose my family to secondhand smoke

People exposed to secondhand smoke can develop serious health issues like bronchitis, pneumonia, and even Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in infants. The best way to keep your family safe is to eliminate their exposure to secondhand smoke altogether.

Most people know smoking or vaping while pregnant can harm your baby. Quitting or reducing smoking or vaping at any time (before, during, or after your pregnancy) is safe and gives you and your baby important health benefits.


I’m worried smoking is interfering with my sex life

Many people are surprised to learn smoking can cause issues with your sex life. In men it can lead to erectile dysfunction and in women, it can affect your hormonal balance, your menstrual cycle, and your ability to get pregnant.


I’m ashamed that I still smoke

You’re not alone. This is a common feeling for people who smoke. The best way to avoid this feeling and other effects of social stigma is to get started on your quit journey.

Did you know that live, virtual counsellors are available to chat with you right now, free-of-charge?

Quit Coaches can help you build a customized quit plan. They can also be there if you simply need someone to talk to, when you  need a boost, or are looking support to get you through an urge to smoke or vape.

Connect to a Quit Coach via online chat, phone or text message.


Daily inspiration reminder

Create a list of reasons why you want to quit. Post your list where you can see it every day so you’re reminded why quitting is important to you. Take a look at your list when the going gets tough to find inspiration again.