efram, quit coach
29 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2019
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Hi Ryan, glad that you're here!
As atp mentioned, you can find local resources on our Quitmap. If you're in the Toronto area, CAMH's Nicotine Dependence Clinic is highly regarded.
Phone support in Ontario is provided through Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000. They may be able to direct you to additional resources in your community.
As for ways to control your temptation, you'll find plenty of ideas in this forum. I'd recommend taking time to practice and experiment with coping strategies before you actually quit, and the 4Ds are a good place to start: Delay, Distract, Deep Breathing, and Drinking Water.
Depending on how often you smoke, it may also help to explore nicotine replacement therapy options with your healthcare provider, as these can lessen the physical temptation and withdrawal symptoms.
Please keep us posted on how you're doing! We are here for you.
Hope this helps,