National Non-Smoking Week

  • Jan. 26, 2007 5:00 a.m.

submitted by Sandra Dan–National Non-Smoking Week, this year January 21 to 27, has been observed across Canada since 1977, coordinated by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control to educate people about the dangers of smoking, prevent non-smokers from beginning to smoke and becoming addicted to tobacco, help smokers quit, promote the right of individuals to breathe air unpolluted by tobacco smoke, denormalize the tobacco industry and to assist in the attainment of a smoke-free society.
Weedless Wednesday-January 24- was observed to promote the one day at a time approach to quitting smoking.
Honour Your Health Challenge, January to March. Funded by the Ministry of Health, Aboriginal Health Branch. With the support of a provincial coordinator and the HYHC Working Group the program is carried out in First Nations Communities across the province. This is a six-session program for individuals who want to quit or reduce smoking, help someone else to quit, make your home and/or car smoke free and to support changes to policies to protect others from second hand smoke.
In Old Massett the HYHC is coordinated by the Haida Health Centre. The first session will be on Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Centre boardroom. Although the project is labelled for Aboriginal/First Nations, it’s open to all. You never know who you may learn from.
Refreshments provided. Prizes, fun and one participant will get to go the celebration in Vancouver in April.
For more info, contact Sandra Dan, 626-3911.

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