It’s About Time That You Quit!
Time is running out to join thousands in The Driven to Quit Challenge
February 16, 2010 – Cornwall, ON. – There are less than two weeks left to register for the Canadian Cancer Society Driven to Quit Challenge. Registration is open until 11:59 p.m. on February 28 at DrivenToQuit.ca or until 9 p.m. by calling the Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline at 1 877 513-5333 (EST).
Entrants of The Driven to Quit Challenge are eligible to win a 2010 Ford Escape hybrid, one of two $5,000 CAA vacation getaways or one of seven $2,000 MasterCard gift cards. Buddies of winners will each receive a $200 MasterCard gift card. The Challenge is open to adult Ontarians who have been regular or occasional tobacco users for at least a year prior to January 1, 2010. Participants must sign up with a support buddy and quit tobacco use for the month of March.
“Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your life and health. With the right tools and motivation, you can become smoke-free for life,” explains Robyn Wharf, Coordinator of the Smoke-Free Ontario program at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit.
Experts recommend that to be successful, one must make a commitment to quit. One way a quitter can prepare is to tell their friends and family that quitting is important to them and that they need support. People who want to quit smoking, have quit smoking or are thinking about quitting, can find further support at SmokersHelpline.ca.
The Driven to Quit Challenge is a health promotion campaign hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion and generous prize support from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Inc.
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For more information on the Driven to Quit Challenge, visit the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s website at www.eohu.ca or call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120, and ask for the Health Line.
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