The Tobacco Reduction Program stakeholders work to reduce tobacco use and reduce tobacco-related death and illness with in Alberta.
The aim of the Tobacco Reduction Program is to reduce tobacco-related illness, death and health inequities in Alberta by addressing economic, health and environmental harms from commercial tobacco and tobacco-like products. This includes an emphasis on cross-ministry collaboration and stakeholder engagement in strategic planning using the MPOWER policy package as a framework to contextualize progression toward the tobacco end game. Following are links to key tobacco reduction services, supports and policy.
AbertaQuits Online, a self-guided program to help Albertans quit and stay quit. Once registered, Albertans can access the tools and services anytime and anywhere for FREE.
The AlbertaQuits helpline is a FREE smoking cessation service for all residents of Alberta, open 8AM to 8PM seven days a week. Albertans can call 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) toll-free to receive confidential, non-judgmental support. Alternatively, the support page on the AlbertaQuits.ca website provides more information. Healthcare providers can also submit a fax referral form to refer your clients to the helpline.
QuitCore is a FREE group support program that provides Albertans (18+) with the tools and skills they need to quit using tobacco for good. Register by visiting the support page on AlbertaQuits.ca or by calling the AlbertaQuits Helpline.
For further information and a variety of other support tools, visit the AlbertaQuits website.