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Smoking isn’t a choice. It's an addiction.
1 in 5 people smoke.
7 out of 10 smokers want to quit.
Close to 9 people die every day from tobacco-related diseases.
Consequences of smoking
- On average, a non-smoker lives 10 years longer than a smoker.
- One in two smokers dies from a tobacco-related disease.
- Half of smokers who die from tobacco-related diseases are 35 to 69 years old.
Smoking is the leading cause of premature illness and death. The following are attributed to smoking:
9 out of 10 lung cancers
9 out of 10 chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases
30% of all cancers
25% to 30% of heart diseases
Secondhand smoke is dangerous for your health and the health of others
Cigarette smoke contains 4000 different chemicals and 70 cancer-causing compounds.
Exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with increased risks of:
Source : Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal
When to Consult
Protection and prevention
Help and Resources
Quit smoking, take action and change your life
Want to quit smoking? You can do it! Take advantage of services offered free of charge. Whether online, over the phone or in person, there is a solution available to help you quit smoking.
Talk with a specialist at I Quit Now: 1-866-527-7283 J’ARRÊTE
Go to the I Quit Now Website
Book an appointment for individual or group sessions with a professional at your CLSC’s Quit-smoking Centre
Receive text messages with tips and tricks by joining SMAT
Ask your pharmacist to help you choose among the products available in pharmacies: patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers and sprays
Take up the challenge by participating in the Quit to Win! Challenge
Walk or run with other smokers by registering for the Walk or Run to Quit Program
People at Risk
Dernière mise à jour le : 2019.02.05