Tobacco use resources

General | Alberta | British Columbia 


General 

Government of Canada - Quit4Life handbook

The Quit4Life handbook helps youth quit smoking or the use of other tobacco products. This handbook is organized into four steps: Get Psyched, Get Smart, Get Support, and Get on with it. This handbook can also be used by an adult facilitator who has experience working with youth (i.e., health professionals, educators, youth workers) to run Quit4Life as a 10-week, four-step group program. Information on how to get started, session plans, and instructions for activities are provided in a separate guide for program facilitators.

Quash

The Quash app, developed by the Lung Health Foundation, is a free mobile app designed to help youth quit smoking or vaping. The app empowers users to quit smoking or vaping by allowing them to design their customized quitting plan based on their goals, personality, values, interests, and products used. The Quash interface also allows users to track their cravings and earn badges when goals are reached. The Lung Health Foundation also offers a free facilitator training course for adults interested in delivering the Quash youth smoking and vaping cessation program.


Alberta 

Alberta Health Services - let's talk tobacco: social media toolkit

The Alberta Health Services google drive folder features a social media plan aimed to raise awareness about tobacco and the harms associated with it. This social media plan, displayed on an excel spreadsheet, includes 10 images and their corresponding post texts that can be posted on social media platforms or to the school’s website. Each post contains a link to additional informational resources.


British Columbia 

Interior Health – Tobacco Reduction Program

Interior Health provides a tobacco reduction program to prevent young people from starting to smoke, support tobacco users to quit, and reduce residents’ exposure to second-hand smoke. In addition, schools can access resources such as toolkits and fact sheets from the Interior Health Tobacco Reduction Program in order to take action on tobacco.

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