Patient Information

We understand that smoking is an addiction to nicotine and we want to support patients during their stay at at our Hospital. For patients who are admitted to hospital, there are services to help them with quitting smoking or remaining smoke-free while at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.

Quitting smoking can help to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. Quitting smoking can have positive impacts on treatment effectiveness, healing, and even prevent re-admissions.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Patients who are admitted are asked by their nurse if they would like nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) while here.

Community Stop Smoking Resources

  • Smokers’ Helpline
    Connect to QuitFree, personalized advice, counselling, and a quit plan that suits you. Telephone, online, and text options available.
    Call 1-877-513-5333 or go to
  • Thunder Bay District Health Unit: Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco
    Call (807) 625-5982 to speak with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
    Looking for additional resources in your community? Visit, an excellent resource for smoking cessation resources in Northwestern Ontario.

Community Pharmacists

Speak to your community pharmacist about your smoking cessation options.