Pre-contemplator QA Post Category: Tobacco

Where can I get help?

AlbertaQuits is an Alberta Health Services program that provides free support to reduce and quit using tobacco and vaping products. There is a helpline, support group and text service that you can use to get help and advice. For more information and a full listing of services, please visit Getting Help – AlbertaQuits. If you […]

What‘s third-hand smoke or aerosol from vaping? How can I protect myself?

After smoking or vaping, the air clears and toxic chemicals settled on surfaces become a residue known as third-hand smoke or aerosol. Nicotine and other chemicals have been found on surfaces in homes where people have smoked or vaped. Contact with the residue left behind may cause damage to genetic material in body cells. There […]

What are some of the benefits of quitting?

Stopping the use of tobacco and vaping products is one of the best ways to improve your health and decrease the risk of disease.  While quitting is best, reducing your use also has benefits. If you’re not willing to reduce and quit, consider talking with your healthcare provider about other ways to help reduce harm. […]

Are any tobacco or vaping products safe?

Unfortunately, neither are safe. Tobacco and vaping products have toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in them. These are harmful to your health and the health of those around you. There is no safe amount of use or exposure to tobacco and vaping products although smoked tobacco is generally understood to be the most harmful form. Learn […]