About the STOP Program

The Sm​oking Treatmen​t ​for Ontario Patients (STOP) Program is a province-wide initiative delivering s​​moking cessation treatment (up to 26 weeks of NRT) and counselling support to people who ​want to reduce/quit their tobac​co use. These supports are available free of charge, through partnerships with community health care organizations.​ Importantly, STOP has been able to reach and successfully be implemented within vulnerable communities that face barriers in accessing care. The STOP Program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

​​​Our Approach: Develop, Test, and Scale-Up

We are an interdisciplinary team with a focus on developing and testing innovative methods for treating tobacco smoking addictions. ​With STOP and the Portal software, we are able to:

  1. Assess patients in and outside of healthcare settings; 
  2. Produce insights to highlight diagnoses and modifiable risk factors with data evidence; and 
  3. Automate workflows to treat or provide recommendations for treatment and self-management of care​​​​​
​​Our History

Learn about our 15 year history, from our previous implementations (in yellow) to our currently active programs (in blue).

Our Reach
STOP has a vast reach through urban and rural regions in Ontario, and partnerships with a variety of organizations.