What it is:
Online support groups, often facilitated by trained counsellors, can help people quit smoking by offering tips and insights about the quitting process in a community atmosphere. These services are often offered for free.
How it works:
By creating an online environment that is both safe and informative, smokers can share their experiences with quitting and offer each other support. Trained counsellors often moderate these groups, offering extra insight when needed.
Anyone can join an online support group, just find one you like, and join up. Ask a Health Care Professional about getting a referral or visit the pan-Canadian Quitline web portal at www.gosmokefree.gc.ca/quit to get started.
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