STARSS is a website for pregnant women and new moms who smoke. STARSS offers support and ways to protect your children from secondhand smoke. Connect with STARSS via their website
Expecting to Quit is a website that provides support to pregnant women and new moms who are reducing or quitting smoking. The website includes information and resources including women’s stories and interactive tools. Expecting to Quit says that “Every woman has her own reasons for smoking. Every woman can find her own way of quitting and staying smoke-free in her own time”. Visit the website
or connect on Facebook
Go Smoke Free is a site created by Health Canada. This website has information and tools to download on how to quit, how to help someone quit, how to create a smoke-free home and other resources for both health care providers and people who smoke.
Smokefree Women is a website designed for women who are trying to quit smoking. On this website, you will find an online guide to quitting, tools to download, other women’s stories and information on pregnancy and depression. Connect with Smokefree Women on their website
The Canadian Cancer Society's Smokers' Helpline is a free, confidential telephone service anyone can call to talk to a trained Quit Specialist. The quit specialists can help you make a plan for quitting, answer your questions and refer you to services in your community. You can also connect with a quit specialist online or through text messaging. Visit the website at http://www.smokershelpline.ca/
or call one of the help lines:
British Columbia: 1-877-455-2233
New Brunswick: 1-877-513-5333
Newfoundland and Labrador: 1-800-363-5864
Nova Scotia: 1-877-513-5333
Prince Edward Island: 1-888-818-6300
Quebec (Cancer Society): 1-888-853-6666
Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 (x8393)
Motherisk is a helpline that provides information about the safety or risk of drugs, chemicals and disease during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They provide information to help pregnant or breastfeeding women and their health care providers learn about the risks to unborn babies because of drug, chemical, infection, disease and radiation exposure(s) during pregnancy. They also research the safety of drugs, chemicals, infection, disease and radiation during pregnancy and breastfeeding. For more information, call the helpline or visit their website: http://www.motherisk.org
Quit now is an online resource and telephone support for people who want to quit smoking and for healthcare providers. They help you design your individual quit plan, while offering support by texts and through their 24 hour per day call-in number 1.877.455.2233. You can also chat online with an expert, get daily inspiration for quitting and subscribe to their e-newsletter. Follow Quit Now on Facebook
or visit their website
This is a booklet that was written by women who smoke to help women understand more about their smoking. The women who wrote this are moms who smoke and would like to quit. Women often smoke for different reasons than men, and there are different reasons that keep women from quitting. This booklet has some ideas for how to make changes to your smoking. Click here
to download and read the booklet.
This is a booklet for pregnant women who smoke. In this booklet you will learn how routines, habits, and the ways you interact with your partner can lead to smoking. It is important to understand how smoking is influenced by others and everyday routines. If you decide to reduce or stop smoking, you can use this booklet along with other resources to support you in reaching your goals. Click here
to download and read the booklet.