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Last call for quitters

Monday, February 17, 2014   by: Staff



Last call for quitters in the Algoma District

Deadline to enter The Driven to Quit Challenge is February 28

SAULT STE. MARIE - February 28, 2014 is the last day to enter the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit Challenge. 

Those who are planning to quit, or have recently quit, have two weeks left to register for their chance to win a grand prize of a car and other cash prizes, in addition to winning many health benefits.

In 2012, over 500 people in the Algoma district pledged to be a part of The Challenge and be smoke-free for the month of March.

“Many smokers make five to seven attempts before they quit successfully,” advises public health nurse Bill Grawbarger. “Programs like The Driven to Quit Challenge motivate people to make a quit attempt and provide access to professional support that can help increase a smoker’s chance of becoming tobacco-free.”

New this year, Driven to Quit Challenge participants will be eligible to receive discount coupons towards the purchase of NICODERM® or NICORETTE®.

Coupons are available while quantities last.

If participants stay smoke-free for the month of March, they will be eligible to win a choice between a Dodge Avenger or a Dodge Journey, or one of seven prizes of $1,000.

Support buddies of winners each receive a $100 cash prize, making it enticing to encourage a friend to enter.

For more information on local quit-smoking support services, please contact Algoma Public Health at 942-4646.

Information regarding The Driven to Quit Challenge can be accessed online at or (French) or by calling Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline at 1-877-513-5333.

About the Driven to Quit Challenge

The Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division’s Driven to Quit Challenge, presented by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., makers of NICODERM® and NICORETTE®, is a health promotion campaign that is intended to motivate adult Ontario tobacco users to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco for one month with the help of a support “buddy” for their chance to win a grand prize of a car.

Participants are encouraged to access Smokers’ Helpline and Smokers’ Helpline Online for cessation support.

To claim a prize, selected winners must demonstrate that they have remained tobacco-free for the month of March 2014.

About Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service that provides personalized support, advice and information about quitting smoking and tobacco use.

Operated by the Canadian Cancer Society and funded by the Government of Ontario, Smokers’ Helpline has three ways to help Ontarians quit: phone support, online program and text messaging at 1-877-513-5333 and

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MissKika 2/17/2014 8:06:11 PM Report

I am all for people quitting smoking...I did so 4 years ago...I am NOT for promoting Nicotine Replacement Therapies. Nicotine is out of your system in 48-72's the habit you need to change/replace.
Just another promotion of N.R.T.'s, which don't work more than they work.
Cold turkey, Laser Therapy, Hypnosis etc are long lasting choices for quitting smoking.
bounder 2/18/2014 4:10:50 PM Report

Hypnosis doesn't work, cold turkey period.
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