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Welcome to INTREPID Lab (formerly Nicot​ine Dependence​ Service)

​​​​​​A ​​leading ​hub ​​for​ smoking and​ ​​vaping treatment, ​​research & education​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​    ​  E​​nroll to Quit Smoking      ​​​​​​            ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Courses for Practitioners   ​​​​​​​​



What We Do​





Medication and behavioural treatment options, including the Nicotine Dependence Clinic and STOP program, to help people quit smoking tobacco. 

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Research & Projects

Research & quality improvement projects exploring novel treatments for tobacco use & comorbid conditions, and enhanced access to inclusive care.

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Accredited trainings offered by our TEACH team for providers in tobacco use treatment, chronic disease prevention, diabetes, cannabis, and other topics.​

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Knowledge Mobilization

Shortening the time gap in translating research into practice. Using the Learning Health System model to rapidly iterate treatment programs.

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E-Cigarettes & Vaping

Upcoming and recorded sessions with experts discussing emerging evidence on e-cigarettes, vaping and clinical guidance.

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Virtual Care

NEW! We now offer STOP on the Net, an online program ​supporting Ontarians to quit smoking. If eligible, you will receive a free NRT kit delivered to your address.​

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W​​e have created a 
Learning Health System ​

For smoking cessation​e-cigarette use and related risk factors and symptoms: hazardous drinking, depression, physical inactivity, poor nutrition.

A growing platform for more interventions, it is for healthcare systems & organizations. Adaptable to non-healthcare wellness service providers. 
▶​ A ​solution with all stakeholders in mind

Equitable, quality quit smoking treatment. Improved outcome.
Automation and actionable just-in-time information. 
Reduced cost of implementation.

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Patients Treated

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Partner Organizations


​Practitioners Trained


Accredited courses

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 Our Publications

We have a growing repository of publications from 2008 to present day which reflect the diversity of work we do in treatment, research, education, knowledge mobilization, and innovation. ​Check back often for the latest updates! 

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 News and Events

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Latest News
Read Now! Volume 3 INTREPID Newsletter
Learn about the newest developments in smoking and vaping cessation in the most recent edition of the Newsletter. Volume 3 celebrates an important milestone of the STOP Program, highlights new vaping resources for STOP on the Net participants, shares the findings from Project VECTOR, and a lot more. Click here!
Dive into the Latest Updates: INTREPID Lab Newsletter Volume 2
INTREPID Newsletter Volume 2 has just been released and is packed with updates and exciting work our team has done in the last year! This edition summarizes key achievements, milestones, and highlights of our team in 2023. Review the Newsletter! Click Here
Our name change to INTREPID Lab
You may start to see on our website, content, social media, and more that we're changing our name to INTREPID Lab! This name change is in response to growing community needs, increased capacity, and reflects our expansion and applying interdisciplinary approaches towards tobacco and vaping cessation, chronic disease prevention and management, and behavior change strategies. For more check out our name change FAQ!