wouldurather…Quit & Win Contest!
Here's your chance to win some CASH!
Leave The Pack Behind is hosting the annual wouldurather… quit and win contest!
Quit, reduce, or stay smoke-free for a chance to win up to $5000 cash.
- The contest is open to all young adults between the ages of 18-29, or any college/university student.
- Categories for daily smokers, social smokers and non-smokers.
- The countdown is on – registration is open now and ends January 22nd.
- Contest runs from January 23 to March 5, 2017
- Choose YOUR category and register today at www.wouldurather.ca
New Electronic Cigarette Act and Regulations
Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Regulations
STOP - Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients
Anyone interested in Nicotine Replacement can call the Health Unit for times and locations of STOP sessions. This free service provides free patches to eligible participants. For more information call the Health Unit at 1-800-660-5853 or 613-345-5685.
Leave the Pack Behind
Leave the Pack Behind still has 8 Weeks of Nicotine replacement available to young adults looking to quit. You can access the resource through https://www.leavethepackbehind.org/nrt/
Health Canada Advises Canadians Not to Use Electronic Cigarettes
Health Canada is advising Canadians not to purchase or use electronic smoking products, as these products may pose health risks and have not been fully evaluated for safety, quality and efficacy by Health Canada. For more information on this warning please follow this link to the Health Canada advisory.
Smoke-Free Workplace Guide
The space around your workplace tells a lot about the kind of company you are. Making your business welcoming by keeping it free from second-hand smoke (SHS) shows you care about the health of others and the environment.
There is no safe level of SHS-inside or outside. Even a small amount of SHS can affect health. Any employee or customer that passes by someone smoking will be exposed to SHS.
Smoke-Free East has developed a guide and signage to help employers protect their employees and customers from SHS at entrances and on outdoor property. The guide explains the “why” and “how” of creating, promoting and enforcing smoke-free policies in workplaces.
If you would like a hard copy of this guide, signage to support your new policy, or for additional information on smoking cessation supports, please contact Yves Décoste, Tobacco Program Coordinator at: 613-345-5685 or firstname.lastname@example.org