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Tailored Resources for Reducing and Quitting Smoking

Right Time Right ReasonsBooklets and Websites for Fathers
The Right Time - Fathers

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

The Right Time… The Right Reasons

This booklet is based on fathers’ experiences of reducing and quitting smoking. It is for men who identify with the challenges around being an expectant or new Dad who smokes. Knowing they are not alone will help them take that first step on becoming a smoke-free Dad.

The English language booklet is available here free-of-charge on the BC QuitNow website for British Columbia residents. It is also available as a PDF in French and Chinese. For suggestions on using this booklet, click here.

For residents of other provinces, please contact your local health authority or provincial QuitNow organization.

Being a dad who smokes

From the booklet

The Right Time The Right Reasons - French

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking (French version)

Right Times Chinese

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking (Chinese version)


Dads in Gear

Dads in Gear Program and Website

Dads in Gear

Becoming a father is often a time when men decide to make healthy lifestyle changes and quit smoking. Dads in Gear is about more than quitting smoking. It’s also about active, fit parenting for men, based on years of in-depth research with new dads. The website offers online recipes for cooking with children, fitness activities while caring for children, fun activities to engage with children and video stories from dads who have successfully quit smoking.

The Dads in Gear (DIG) project (www.dadsingear.ca) also offers face-to-face groups for fathers interested in quitting or reducing smoking. A program manual and training guide has been developed for DIG group facilitators. For more information about these materials and groups, please contact dadsingear.ok@ubc.ca.


QuitNow Men

QuitNow Men Website

QuitNow Men

Men smoke in greater numbers than women, but they also make more quit attempts, and approach quitting in different ways. QuitNow Men (http://quitnowmen.ca) is a quitting resource with tips and tools created just for men. This is the first ever men-friendly website in North America tailored just for men who want to reduce and quit smoking.


Right Time Right Reasons WomenBooklets and Websites for Women
Couples and Smoking

Couples and Smoking

Couples and Smoking

This is a self-help booklet for pregnant women who smoke. The booklet describes the routines, habits, and ways women interact with their partners that influence their smoking patterns. Women can use this booklet, along with other resources, to support their efforts to reduce and quit smoking. Download the booklet here. For suggestions on using this booklet, click here.


QuitNow Men

Liberation! Helping Women Quit Smoking: A Brief Tobacco-Intervention Guide

Liberation! Helping Women Quit Smoking: A Brief Tobacco-Intervention Guide

This guide offers support to service providers in diverse contexts (e.g. within transition houses, community mental health teams, or primary health care) to start a conversation with women about their smoking and the possibility of quitting. Download the booklet here.


Right Time - For Women

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Women related to people with Lung Cancer Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Women related to people with Lung Cancer Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

This booklet is for women who know what it’s like to be someone who smokes and cares about a loved one who has lung cancer. The women in this booklet talk openly and honestly about reducing and quitting smoking. Suggestions are included in this booklet to help women take that first step on the road to becoming smoke-free. Download the booklet here.

Right Time Right ReasonsBooklets, Videos and Online Tools for Men
QuitNow Men

QuitNow Men If I Were Nick Videos

If I Were Nick

Follow Nick throughout the first day of his quit at (http://men.quitnow.ca/tactics/nick), and find out how he deals with everyday situations that challenge his decision to become smoke free. Nick, a 35-year old construction worker, has tried to quit smoking before, but this time he plans to do things differently, determined not to let friends and work buddies who smoke, or that usual cup of morning coffee, sabotage his intent. These 7 interactive dramatic videos are each about 1 minute running time.


QuitNow Men

QuitNow Men Website

QuitNow Men

Men smoke in greater numbers than women, but they also make more quit attempts, and approach quitting in different ways. QuitNow Men (http://quitnowmen.ca) is a quitting resource with tips and tools created just for men. This is the first ever men-friendly website in North America tailored just for men who want to reduce and quit smoking.


Dads in Gear

Dads in Gear Program and Website

Dads in Gear

Becoming a father is often a time when men decide to make healthy lifestyle changes and quit smoking. Dads in Gear is about more than quitting smoking. It’s also about active, fit parenting for men, based on years of in-depth research with new dads. The website offers online recipes for cooking with children, fitness activities while caring for children, fun activities to engage with children and video stories from dads who have successfully quit smoking.

The Dads in Gear (DIG) project (www.dadsingear.ca) also offers face-to-face groups for fathers interested in quitting or reducing smoking. A program manual and training guide has been developed for DIG group facilitators. For more information about these materials and groups, please contact dadsingear.ok@ubc.ca.


The Right Time - Fathers

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

The Right Time… The Right Reasons

This booklet is based on fathers’ experiences of reducing and quitting smoking. It is for men who identify with the challenges around being an expectant or new Dad who smokes. Knowing they are not alone will help them take that first step on becoming a smoke-free Dad.

The English language booklet is available here free-of-charge on the BC QuitNow website for British Columbia residents. It is also available as a PDF in French and Chinese. For suggestions on using this booklet, click here.

For residents of other provinces, please contact your local health authority or provincial QuitNow organization.


The Right Time - Fathers

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Dads Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

The Right Time… The Right Reasons – Men related to People with Lung Cancer Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

This booklet is for men who know what it’s like to be someone who smokes and cares about a loved one who has lung cancer. The men in this booklet talk openly and honestly about reducing and quitting smoking. Suggestions are included in this booklet to help men take that first step on the road to becoming smoke-free. Download the booklet here.


Right Time Right Reasons - Lung Cancer FamiliesBooklets for Family Members of Persons with Lung Cancer
Right Time - For Women

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Women related to people with Lung Cancer Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

The Right Time - Fathers

The Right Time… The Right Reasons… Men Related to People with Lung Cancer Talk about Reducing and Quitting Smoking

For Family Members of People with Lung Cancer

The family members of people with lung cancer often know what it’s like to be someone who smokes and someone who cares about a loved one with cancer. In these booklets, family members share their experiences of belonging to a family in which relatives are diagnosed with lung cancer, and talk candidly about reducing and quitting smoking. Download the booklet for women or for men.