Help to stop smoking

News Release Release Date: January 18, 2016 11:00 a.m.

This is National Non-Smoking Week in Canada, and researchers at the University of Regina are looking at how to help people break the habit through online support.

The free Guide To Quit program stimulates one-on-one support online.

The researchers are psychology PhD candidate Holly Parkerson and psychology professor Dr. Gordon Asmundson.

“There are several possible advantageous for taking the online approach,” says Asmundson. “One is accessibility to anybody who has online access. It is an alternative to some of the other available programs that either require attendance of participation or require medication. There is also the ability to progress at a pace that is appropriate for the individual.”

The program is free for all Canadians who are daily smokers, between the ages of 18 and 65, are located in Canada, have internet access, and are willing to make a serious attempt at quitting.

Guide to Quit is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the University of Regina.

If you are interested in participating please visit


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