Smokers’ Helpline – Lung Association of NL

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15 Pippy Place
2nd Floor, Carnell Building
PO Box 13457, Stn A,
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4B8

Smokers’ Helpline: 1-800-363-5864   Tel: (709) 726-4664
Toll-free: 1-888-566-5864                  Fax: (709) 726-2550

Email: shl@smokershelp.net
Website: http://www.smokershelp.net/

Mandate:

The SHL is dedicated to improving public health and the quality of life by reducing and eliminating tobacco use in NL; reducing the provincial smoking rate; and by encouraging and supporting Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans of all ages to quit using tobacco and stay tobacco free.

Target Population:

All ages across the province; smokers and non-smokers

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • The SHL is a toll free confidential telephone based service which anyone in the province can call to receive free information, resource materials, advice, support and motivational counseling while working towards being smoke-free or creating a smoke-free environment.
  • The SHL is a ‘hub’ or ‘clearing-house’ point of entry for all tobacco related questions or concerns as well as requests for resource materials.
  • The SHL website also provides self-help information, chat forums, a comprehensive list of regional cessation supports and links to community partners working in tobacco control.
  • The SHL has a new text-message support program: Clients receive a text per day for 12 weeks.