Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Smokers' Helpline

  • Health and Wellness

There is mounting evidence to suggest that smoking tobacco not only increases a persons risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), but can also accelerate the progression. While a number of studies have examined the link between smoking and MS, certain aspects of the relationship remain unexplored; for example, the potential benefit of quitting once diagnosed with MS.

Call a Quit Coach at Smokers' Helpline whether you are thinking about quitting, ready to quit, actively quitting, need help staying smoke-free, not ready to quit or want to help someone else quit.

You will talk directly to a non-judgemental Quit Coach who can help you:

  • Make a personalized quit plan
  • Manage cravings, withdrawal symptoms and stress
  • Learn about quit aids
  • Find local support in your community
  • Receive optional follow up calls throughout your quitting journey

There is also the Online Quit Program where you can:

  • Receive inspirational e-mails
  • Make a public pledge to quit
  • Keep a cravings diary
  • Work through helpful exercises tied to the milestones of your quit journey
  • Track your progress with our Quit Meter
  • Private message other members with Quit Buddies messenger

And, anyone can access One Step at a Time self-help materials and can find local links to additional support with their Community Services Locator .

For more information:

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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