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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Become Smoke Free and Win!

Quitting smoking is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. And it’s not too late to start – with National Non-smoking Week upon us (January 15-21) there is a contest that will help young adults stay motivated to reach their goals with the opportunity to win big!

Leave the Pack Behind’s wouldurather…contest runs for six weeks and features grand prizes of up to $5,000. There are categories for people looking to quit, to cut back or to stay smoke-free. The contest is open to young adults between the ages of 18 and 29. Contestants have the option to identify a “buddy” who will act as social support for the duration of the contest. Buddies also have the chance to win cash prizes! Registration is open until January 22nd at 11:59 pm at www.wouldurather.ca.

“Having support is important when making a quit attempt” says Public Health Nurse Maryanne Hayter from the Huron County Health Unit. “The wouldurather…contest is a great way to make a quit attempt with friends, family or peers for the chance to win cash.”

It can take several quit attempts before quitting smoking for good. The Health Unit wants to support people in making quit attempts. For more information on local quit smoking supports and services available, please contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519-482-3416 or toll free at 1-877-837-6143.

Media Contact:

Angela Sturdy
Executive Assistant
519.482.3416 or toll-free 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2010
asturdy@huroncounty.ca
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