One-time virtual group session, 60 minutes


Video session, 40 minutes


Through a one-time educational, interactive discussion group OR an educational video, we will focus on the factors that make quitting smoking a challenge. We will review the physical and psychological aspects of nicotine addiction, suggest strategies to help you quit, and discuss medication options that can set you up for success.

Who should attend this group?

This group and video are intended for anyone who is thinking about quitting smoking or vaping.


The virtual session and video recording are open to anyone—you do not have to be a patient of the Thames Valley Family Health Team (TVFHT) in order to attend or view.

If you are a TVFHT patient, you must attend this group or view the video before seeing a clinician one-on-one for advice about quitting and to access free nicotine replacement supplies.


Past attendees of the group have found it very helpful to connect with others who are trying to quit, and we encourage participants to share wisdom learned from past quit attempts.

You will receive information about community programs for individual counselling and how to access free nicotine replacement supplies (patches, gum, lozenges, etc.) in your area.

People who get even brief counselling from a healthcare provider are 30% more likely to quit. Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health and can add as much as 10 years to life expectancy.

Participant Feedback

“It gave you a good feeling that you could do it.” (March 2023)

“Very easy to follow and had very good helpful points.” (February 2023)

“I liked that there was the opportunity for participants to share their experience, triggers, etc. It was encouraging to me to know I’m not alone. The facilitators were wonderful also.” (November 2022)

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