Support groups provide encouragement when you have decided to quit smoking. Support groups can:
Support groups are available in many communities. Your local health unit or provincial lung association may have information on support groups in your area. You can also check with your doctor, your employee assistance program (EAP), or a local hospital. Or you can call the Canadian Cancer Society at 1-888-939-3333.
If a support group is not available at a time you can attend, look into joining a telephone support group or an online support group, such as a community support group or a smoking cessation forum. Some forums offer quit-smoking journals that are posted so members can share their experiences.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||John Hughes, MD - Psychiatry|
|Last Revised||September 19, 2011|
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