There are quit smoking support services delivered by organizations in British Columbia that are not related to QuitNow. We have organized the local help by two health authorities. We attempt to update the list every six months. Please email quitnow@bc.lung.ca if you discover any errors or omissions in the directory.

Fraser

Dads in Gear

Contact Name: Dr. Joan L. Bottoroff

Contact Phone: 250-317-0810

Email: dadsingear.ok@ubc.ca

Website: http://dadsingear.ok.ubc.ca/

Description:

Description: Dads in Gear is an 8-week program focused on being a dad, being a healthy dad and being a smoke-free dad. One session per week, with food, childcare, and program gear provided. Check out the website for lots of great information and videos: www.dadsingear.ok.ubc.ca.

Other information: Also Dads in Gear Indigenous (offered by First Nations Health Authority). Check out this website for more information and new videos: www.dadsingearindigenous.ca.

Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre

Contact Names: Juhee Dewan and Reena Sumra

Contact Phone: 604-582-4565

Contact Emails: Reena.Sumra@fraserhealth.ca and Juhee.Dewan@fraserhealth.ca

Address: 1C - 9750 140 Street

City: Surrey

Postal Code: V3T 0G9

Description: The smoking cessation clinic is a comprehensive group program that guides clients to become smoke-free through education, behavioural support and counselling. All while being in a friendly environment! The Virtual program runs over a period of 12 weeks and will be held on Wednesdays at 4:30- 5:30pm. A referral is required from the physician or nurse practitioner.

Other information: We recognize that each person has different needs, motivators and preferences. Clients will have access to a physician and a mental health therapist as an ongoing resource.

Ridge Meadows Smoking Cessation Clinic

Contact Name: Stacy McNeilly

Contact Phone: 604-463-1820

Address: 11666 Laity Street

City: Maple Ridge

Postal Code: V2X 5A3

Description: This clinic offers group education one evening a month from 6-8 pm. The clinic is set up in the Rehab room at RMH and is free of charge. Individual smoking sessions are available if a physician books them in.

Other information: Physician Support: Dr. Francis Ervin (Internal Medicine, Respirology) and Dr. Winston Tsui (Cardiology and Internal Medicine) support and refer patients to the clinic. The clinic accepts physician and self referrals Group Facilitators: The lead facilitator/educator is a Respiratory Therapist, Stacy McNeilly, who is a Certified Tobacco Educator. Her Respiratory colleagues Greg Skeeles, also a Certified Tobacco Educator, and Dave Wallace are also involved in the clinic. Facilitator/Educator Training: Smoking cessation training is required.

At RMH staff under took the following:

  • Certified Tobacco Educator Course (Stacey and Greg)
  • QuitNow full-day workshop conducted David Forbes, Pharmacist (multiple people as 10 were required to run the course)
  • TEACH (Tobacco Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health) (Stacey)

Those interested in attending the clinic can call 604-463-1820 for next available session. Ridge Meadows Hospital is located in Maple Ridge (11666 Laity St, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5A3).

Vancouver Coastal

Dads in Gear

Contact Name: Dr. Joan L. Bottoroff

Contact Phone: 250-317-0810

Email: dadsingear.ok@ubc.ca

Website: http://dadsingear.ok.ubc.ca/

Description: Dads in Gear is an 8-week program focused on being a dad, being a healthy dad and being a smoke-free dad. One session per week, with food, childcare, and program gear provided. Check out the website for lots of great information and videos: www.dadsingear.ok.ubc.ca.

Other information: Also Dads in Gear Indigenous (offered by First Nations Health Authority). Check out this website for more information and new videos: www.dadsingearindigenous.ca.

 

Tobacco Dependence Clinic - Downtown Community Health Centre

Contact Phone: 604-255-3151

Address: 569 Powell Street (Downtown Eastside)

City: Vancouver

Postal Code: V6A 1G8

Vancouver General Hospital Smoking Cessation Clinic

Contact Name: Dr Milan Khara

Contact Phone: 604-875-4800 Option 2

Contact Email: CessationClinic@vch.ca

Address: Gordon and Leslie Diamond Healthcare Centre, 6th Floor 2775 Laurel Street

City: Vancouver

Postal Code: V5Z 1M9

Description: The Smoking Cessation Clinic offers free and individualized treatment for tobacco use disorder. It is appropriate for those interested in making a quit attempt but also for those who may be simply exploring their options. This program is about the process of recovery which is unique to each individual. Each person will receive: *assessment by a doctor or nurse trained in treating tobacco use disorder*ongoing education, monitoring and counselling support *information about the options for smoking cessation medications.

Other information: Medications are not distributed through this program.