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Resources & Supports

The University understands that the move to become a smoke-free campus will be a significant change for some students, staff and faculty. This page connects the campus community to resources/supports.


Go to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website to learn about the resources and supports available to support individuals in our community who are interested in smoking cessation.

The following supports are available online:

Break It Off – Quit Smoking

Break It Off is an initiative of the Canadian Cancer Society and Health Canada that promotes quitting smoking and staying smoke free to young adults. It includes an online platform that provides tips and tools to support quitting, as well as a mobile application for Android and IOS operating devices.

Mobile application for Android devices:

Mobile application for IOS devices:

Telehealth Ontario smoking cessation program

Telehealth Ontario is a confidential phone service that is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. It offers supports to those who are quitting or thinking of quitting smoking. The service connects individuals with a Registered Nurse who is able to provide information about smoking cessation programs over the phone. In addition, callers can follow up for additional support and coaching as needed.

Toll-free number: 1-866-797-0000 TTY

Service: 1-866-797

Smokers Helpline

The Smokers Helpline is a free and confidential service provided by the Canadian Cancer Society. It offers smoking cessation support via phone (one-on-one conversations with a coach), text (motivation and support when needed), and online (24 hours, 7 days a week). The website includes free and personalized tools to help individuals quit successfully. The site also includes indigenous quit smoking and vaping supports.

Toll-free number: 1-877-513-5333

Text: iQuit to 123456

STOP on the Net Program

The STOP on the Net Program is an online research program from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) designed to help adults attempt to quit smoking. To learn mmore about the program, download the Are You Thiking of Quitting Smoking? The STOP on the Net Program poster.


Quash is a free interactive online smoking/vaping cessation program for youth (14-19) who are interested in quitting. The program is step-by step, evidenced based, and there are customizations available for participants’ unique needs and experiences. For more information go to the Quash Program website.

Quit Map

The Quit Map is an online search tool from the Canadian Cancer Society. The search tool allows users to easily find supports in their community to quit smoking.

Quit Smoking

Quit Smoking is a web resource from the Government of Canada – Health Canada which connects individuals to information about how to quit smoking, help others quit including supports available.


Cannabis contains substances that affect the brain and body, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC causes the intoxicating effects of cannabis. CBD is not intoxicating but can still have effects on the brain. Go to the Government of Canada website to access educational resources on cannabis, for information on the health effects of consuming cannabis, travel restrictions/rules and more.

Marijuana (aka cannabis) use may have a wide range of health effects on the body and brain. Go to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention website for information on marijuana and brain health, cancer, chronic pain heart health and more.


Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic cigarette. Vaping doesn’t require burning like cigarette smoking. The device heats a liquid into a vapour, which then turns into aerosol. This vapour is often flavoured and can contain nicotine. Go to the Health Canada “About Vaping” website for information on vaping and quitting smoking, risks of vaping, vaping product regulation, vaping devices, liquids and substances, and more.

Vaping has risks and the long-term health effects of vaping are unknown. Vaping is a less harmful option only for people who are already smoking if they quit smoking and switch completely. Less harmful doesn't mean harmless. Go to the Government of Canada website for information and facts about vaping so you can make informed decisions.

Go to the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit website to learn more about vapour products, potential health risks associated with vaping, how you can talk to your child about vaping and more.

Below are the resources that address issues surrounding vaping and youth:

Mental Health

Go to the Employee Mental Health Resources website for resources available online and in our community to support positive mental health.