Resources for quitting smoking

Northern Tobacco Strategy

These resources were created in northern Saskatchewan, in consultation with northern service providers, by the Northern Saskatchewan Tobacco Reduction Initiative.

Expecting to Quit

Expecting to Quit is a website for both health care providers and women. The website includes information and resources to support pregnant women and new moms quit or reduce smoking including women’s stories and interactive tools. Expecting to quit also has recommendations for health care providers and an extensive best practices report on smoking cessation interventions for pregnant and postpartum girls and women. Visit


STARSS (Start Thinking About Reducing Secondhand Smoke)

STARSS is a program for pregnant and parenting women who smoke - especially those who don't want, or aren't ready, to quit smoking. STARSS has a focus on offering support and strategies for protecting children from secondhand smoke. The STARSS website has resources for women, including downloadable tools and tips, and for health care providers, including a guide to STARSS strategies and reports on the program. Visit

Smokefree Women

Smokefree Women is a website designed for women who are trying to quit smoking. On this website, there is an online guide to quitting, downloadable tools and phone applications, other women’s stories and information on specific topics including pregnancy and depression. Visit

Need help putting out that cigarette?

A booklet written by a woman with two children who used to smoke and experts who help pregnant women stop smoking. Published by Smoke-Free Families ( and adapted by the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Health Unit, January 2003.
The Right Time The Right Reasons: Dads Talk About Reducing and Quitting Smoking

This booklet is based on father’s experiences of quitting and reducing smoking. The quotes in the booklet are from expectant and new dads who smoke or who have recently reduced or quit. This booklet was compiled for men who identify with the challenges around being an expectant or new dad who smokes. Visit to download the latest copy.

The American Lung Association- The quitter in you

A great resource both for those who want to quit or those who want to support someone in their quitting journey. Great tips, tricks and support.