Northwestern Health Unit

Site: Kenora - City View Location

Service: Tobacco/Vape Free Living

Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides information and free resources to support and encourage individuals to quit smoking, protect the public from second-hand smoke and prevent youth from smoking 
  • Promotes Canadian Cancer Society's smoker's helpline 
  • Offers Brief Intervention Cessation Counselling (BICC) 
  • Enforces the Smoke-free Ontario Act 
  • Provides a website with tobacco laws, smoking cessation tips, facts about second-hand smoke and activities teens have organized to fight tobacco 
  • Offers sign-up forums to become involved in ways to quit smoking and to fight tobacco 
  • Offers support and guidance to any youth desiring to become involved in health advocacy issues/public health programs
 
Offers various youth programs such as:
 
Smoke Free Movies 
  • Provides facts and figures about the movie industry's endorsement of smoking 
  • Provides online avenues for youth to become involved in the fight against smoking appearing in movies 
  • Partners with organizations in attempting to get youth-related movies with smoking in them rated "R"
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District
Eligibility Brief Intervention Cessation Counselling
 
Available to anyone wishing to quit smoking
 
Youth Programs
 
Individuals 12-18 years of age
Application Brief Intervention Cessation Counselling
 
Available upon request on walk-in or phone basis
 
Youth Programs
 
Sign up online or contact youth coordinator at the office
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-468-3147
Toll Free Phone 1-800-830-5978
After Hours Phone Emergency 1-866-475-6505
Fax 807-468-4970
Website www.nwhu.on.ca
Primary Contact Health Promoter; Phone: 807-223-3301 ext 3533; Fax: 807-223-5754
Alternate Contact Smoke-Free Ontario Manager; Phone: 807-223-3301 ext 3525; Fax: 807-223-5754
Primary Executive Mark Perrault, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 807-468-3147 ext 3260
Located In Community Kenora
Address 210 First St N
Kenora, ON P9N 2K4
 
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Intersection First St N and Matheson St S
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)