Patient Information

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

Nicotine Replacement Therapy

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

Bedside Cessation Counselling

A specially trained nurse works with patients, at bedside, to help them quit smoking. She will help develop a quit plan and follow-up with patients after they are discharged.

All patients who are eligible for the bedside program will be asked if they are interested in participating.

If you would like more information or support to reduce or quit smoking, please talk to your doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider.

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 1-877-513-533 or go to
  • Thunder Bay District Health UnitTake Control: Personal Tobacco-Free Counseling Call 807-625-5982 to speak with a Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • The Quit Coach™ Individual Cessation Counselling
    Office – Thunder Bay Medical Centre, 63 N. Algoma St
    Call 807-472-6309 or email
    *fee may apply*

Community Pharmacists

Speak to your community pharmacist about your smoking cessation options.