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Stop Smoking Program

Stop smoking, tobacco cessation and nicotine addiction services are available throughout Nova Scotia for individuals who want to cut back or stop their tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, vape, chew, etc.) use. Most participants will attend group counselling sessions that bring participants together in a supportive environment. In these sessions, participants explore topics related to making changes to tobacco use, including:

  • understanding and developing coping strategies to manage triggers;
  • cravings and urges to use tobacco;
  • making changes to patterns of behaviour;
  • building supports and identifying self-care strategies;
  • managing stress without tobacco use;
  • developing and discussing strategies to prevent relapse.

During group sessions, participants are given opportunities to share concerns, successes, ask questions and support each other. The treatment will focus on the promotion of healthy changes with physical self and the way a person thinks about tobacco.

In addition, funding/support for nicotine replacement therapy and other quit smoking aids is available. The type and amount varies by program.

Accessing this Service

Click here if you are unsure which NSHA Zone you live in.

Sessions are offered in various locations in Central Zone and virtually. To learn about the session nearest you, please call the intake team at 1-855-922-1122

Cape Breton Area: (902) 563-8646 or toll-free: 1-877-567-0632
Guysborough, Antigonish and Strait Area: (902) 625-8819 or toll-free 1-888-291-3535

336 Kings Road
Sydney, NS


Sessions are offered in various locations at various times throughout Truro, Elmsdale, and Amherst. To learn about the session nearest you, please call one of our locations.

Sessions are offered in Wolfville, Kentville, Berwick, Middleton, Annapolis Royal, Chester, Lunenburg, Bridgewater, Liverpool, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby. To learn about the session nearest you, please call one of our locations.


5 Chipman Drive
Kentville, NS


197 Dufferin Street
Bridgewater, NS


60 Vancouver Street
Yarmouth, NS


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