Quitting smoking is the single-most important thing you can do for your health.

To help our inpatients who smoke, we have partnered with the Ottawa Heart Institute to offer their Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC). Since implementation of the OMSC at KDH, approximately 250 smokers have been reached through personalized, best practice tobacco dependence treatment, resulting in increased quit attempts and long-term cessation.

For outpatients, their families, visitors, and KDH staff who may be ready to cut back or quit smoking, we have prepared this brochure containing information on smoking cessation supports that are available, both through the public health unit, through the Ottawa-based MyQuit program, and a wealth of other sources. Programs such as MyQuit that include support from trained smoking-cessation counselors are proven to be significantly more effective than trying to quit on your own.