Participants have until March 31 to register. (Photo from Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services)

Want to quit smoking? Nunavik’s health board has a challenge for you

Prizes include First Air and Air Inuit tickets, an Apple Watch, a bike and a pot and pan set

By Nunatsiaq News

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services wants to know, do you want to quit smoking?

Nunavimmiut eight years and older are invited to join the board’s (Stay) Quit to Win Challenge. From April 1 to May 13, participants are challenged to quit smoking, and those successful will have their names drawn for prizes.

Prizes include First Air and Air Inuit tickets, an Apple Watch, a bike and a pot and pan set.

Not a smoker? “Quit buddies” can also sign up for the contest. Register as a team with one to three smokers and support others while also having a chance to win.

This year, those who join also get a “challenge box.” Inside is a participant guide with advice, a calendar to track your progress, a list of resources to prepare for quitting, a stress ball, water bottle, mini posters and a #StayQuitToWinNunavik sticker and bracelet.

Get a challenge box from your community’s health board representative. To find out who that is, contact 1-819-964-2222, extension 301.

Registration ends March 31, and anyone interested must be at least eight years old by that date. Children under 14 need permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Find more information on the (Stay) Quit to Win webpage. Register online here, or print a paper application from the webpage.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that the contest is being held by the Qarjuit Youth Council, rather than the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by simple logic on

    I do wonder why the GN has a anti-tobacco division if all they come up with are competitions to win stuff. You are dealing with adults here, why bribe them with prizes to quit a deadly habit? Focus should be more on providing tools to cease smoking, and enhancing awareness. Otherwise, anyone who will quit or claim so for a prize, will be smoking the minute after they pick their prize.

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