Smoking

Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most commonly the substance is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant which have been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a "cigarette". Smoking is primarily practiced as a route of administration for recreational drug use because the combustion of the dried plant leaves vaporizes and delivers active substances into the lungs where they are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and reach bodily tissue. In the case of cigarette smoking these substances are contained in a mixture of aerosol particles and gasses and include the pharmacologically active alkaloid nicotine; the vaporization creates heated aerosol and gas to form that allows inhalation and deep penetration into the lungs where absorption into the bloodstream of the active substances occurs. In some cultures, smoking is also carried out as a part of various rituals, where participants use it to help induce trance-like states that, they believe, can lead them to "spiritual enlightenment".

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Halton. Halton Region Health Department - Healthy Environments and Communicable Disease - Stop Smoking Clinics - Oakville - Halton Regional Centre

Offer one-to-one personal counselling to help smokers assess their lifestyle, understand why they smoke, set a quit date and choose a personalized method of quitting

* help smokers consider methods of quitting including nicotine patch, nicotine gum, and/or behaviour modification
* smokers who are ready to stop can call to make an appointment

Clinic locations
Acton:
Health@372,
372 Queen Street (Sobey's plaza)

Burlington:
Health@3350,
3350 Fairview Street

Milton:
Health@217,
217 Main Street East

Oakville:
Health @232,
232 South Service Road, Unit B

Halton Healthcare - Cardiorespiratory Department - Butt Out Smoking Cessation - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

A program specifically designed for smokers who want to quit
  • consists of seven weekly sessions that build on the skills and information needed to develop an individualized quit plan and provide support for smokers as they go through the quitting process

Activities include:
  • understanding why you smoke * getting ready to quit * preparing your plan * initial reactions to quitting * surviving the early days * moving on

Canadian Cancer Society - Smokers' Helpline

Confidential, non-judgmental, telephone and online support for those wanting to quit smoking.

Canadian Cancer Society - Smokers' Helpline

Confidential, non-judgmental, telephone and online support for those wanting to quit smoking.

Hamilton. Public Health Services - Tobacco Hotline - Telephone Service

Provides information to callers regarding tobacco control legislation, such as local smoking by-laws and the provincial Smoke-Free Ontario Act and on smoking cessation programs and services.

Canadian Cancer Society - Cancer Support Services - Halton Community Office

Major services:

Cancer support
* matches cancer patients and their caregivers with volunteers who have been through the same experiences * service available in English, French and many other languages

Volunteer transportation
* provides transportation to cancer treatment centres including: Juravinski Cancer Centre *Joseph Brant * McMaster * Princess Margaret * Sunnybrook * Mount Sinai * Credit Valley * all Toronto area hospitals
* 3 business days notice is required
* new patients who register with the transportation service will be required to pay a yearly $100 registration fee
* youth 18 years old or younger will not be charged
* if patients are unable to pay the full registration fee, they may be eligible for assistance through the compassionate program
* to learn more visit Getting transportation to treatment
* volunteer opportunities available

Cancer information
* information tailored to individual needs

Information outreach
* brochures on all different types of cancer * available in English, French and other languages

Advocacy for cancer patients

Fundraising for cancer research
Daffodil Days * door to door residential canvas * team-based Relay for Life * Great Ride 'N Stride * Mudmoiselle * Neon Night

Smokers' Helpline
* a free, confidential telephone service that offers personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking

King's Way Outreach Centre (The) - Breaking Down the Walls of Addiction

Weekly support group designed to assist people in breaking free of the cycle of addiction. Lively discussion, guest speakers who have overcome the cycle of addiction, practical tips for success as well as a caring environment provided.

Canadian Cancer Society - Cancer Support Services - Halton Community Office

Major services:

Cancer support
* matches cancer patients and their caregivers with volunteers who have been through the same experiences * service available in English, French and many other languages

Volunteer transportation
* provides transportation to cancer treatment centres including: Juravinski Cancer Centre *Joseph Brant * McMaster * Princess Margaret * Sunnybrook * Mount Sinai * Credit Valley * all Toronto area hospitals
* 3 business days notice is required
* new patients who register with the transportation service will be required to pay a yearly $100 registration fee
* youth 18 years old or younger will not be charged
* if patients are unable to pay the full registration fee, they may be eligible for assistance through the compassionate program
* to learn more visit Getting transportation to treatment
* volunteer opportunities available

Cancer information
* information tailored to individual needs

Information outreach
* brochures on all different types of cancer * available in English, French and other languages

Advocacy for cancer patients

Fundraising for cancer research
Daffodil Days * door to door residential canvas * team-based Relay for Life * Great Ride 'N Stride * Mudmoiselle * Neon Night

Smokers' Helpline
* a free, confidential telephone service that offers personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking

Canadian Cancer Society - Cancer Support Services - Halton Community Office

Major services:

Cancer support
* matches cancer patients and their caregivers with volunteers who have been through the same experiences * service available in English, French and many other languages

Volunteer transportation
* provides transportation to cancer treatment centres including: Juravinski Cancer Centre *Joseph Brant * McMaster * Princess Margaret * Sunnybrook * Mount Sinai * Credit Valley * all Toronto area hospitals
* 3 business days notice is required
* new patients who register with the transportation service will be required to pay a yearly $100 registration fee
* youth 18 years old or younger will not be charged
* if patients are unable to pay the full registration fee, they may be eligible for assistance through the compassionate program
* to learn more visit Getting transportation to treatment
* volunteer opportunities available

Cancer information
* information tailored to individual needs

Information outreach
* brochures on all different types of cancer * available in English, French and other languages

Advocacy for cancer patients

Fundraising for cancer research
Daffodil Days * door to door residential canvas * team-based Relay for Life * Great Ride 'N Stride * Mudmoiselle * Neon Night

Smokers' Helpline
* a free, confidential telephone service that offers personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking

Halton RAAM Clinic (Rapid Access Addiction Medicine) - Halton RAAM Clinic (Rapid Access Addiction Medicine), Milton Satellite - Milton Satellite

* provides evidence-based addiction medicine treatments for substance-use disorders including alcohol, opioids, tobacco and benzodiazepine tapering
* services include pharmacotherapy, brief counselling, and referrals to community services

Halton RAAM Clinic (Rapid Access Addiction Medicine) - Halton RAAM Clinic (Rapid Access Addiction Medicine), Oakville - Oakville

* provides evidence-based addiction medicine treatments for substance-use disorders including alcohol, opioids, tobacco and benzodiazepine tapering
* services include pharmacotherapy, brief counselling, and referrals to community services

Lung Association - Southern Ontario

Provides education and support to people living with lung disease, and promotes research and advocacy on their behalf.