Population & Public Health

Tobacco Reduction

Tobacco use is biggest cause of preventable death and disease in Canada. Our service includes working with partners and policy interventions focusing on:

  • Prevention (prevent youth and young adults from using)
  • Cessation (help people to stop using)
  • Protection (protect people from second hand smoke)
  • Denormalization (change people’s thinking about tobacco products)

We work in partnership with stakeholders to address substance use and misuse issues by building community capacity and enhancing support for prevention activities and interventions.

Contact Us

Elizabeth Hydesmith
Program Specialist, Tobacco Reduction
2nd. Floor, 490 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, MB. R3A 0X7
Phone: (204) 794-5985

Fact Sheets

Want to quit smoking? Here's help

Second hand smoke

Ensuring a smoke-free environment for your health care worker

Our car is smoke-free!


Pamphlets / Booklets

One Step at a Time Series

  1. "For smokers who want to quit"
  2. "For smokers who don’t want to quit"
  3. "If you want to help a smoker quit"

How to Quit Smoking

Available from:

  • Canadian Cancer Society
    Manitoba Division
    193 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, MB R3C 2B7
    Phone:  774-7483
    Toll Free:  1-888-532-6982

Get on Track (Self-Help Booklet)

Available from:

  • The Lung Association of Manitoba
    629 McDermot Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB R3A 1P6
    Phone: 774-5501


Telephone Counseling and Support

Group Programs

Breathe Free

  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
    Contact:  Ivy James
    Phone:  889-3330

Catching Our Breath

  • Women's Health Clinic (For Women Only)
    Phone:  947-1517

Commit to Quit 

  • Nor'West Co-op Community Health Centre
    Phone:  940-2020

Intensive Counseling

Kick Butt

  • Seven Oaks Wellness Institute
    Phone:  632-3900

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