Read Ann's inspiring story of how she broke free from her nicotine addiction. A 40 year smoker, Ann shares the ups and downs of her quit journey and how she ultimately took back control of her life. For all those who feel helpless to quit, Ann would remind you that quitting is a journey not an event. And you can break free! Read more here....
While smoking cuts at least 10 years off a person's lifespan, quitting before age 40 years reduces the risk of death associated with continued smoking by about 90%, a large new study suggests. This is great news for those considering quitting or needing that extra motivation to stay quit! Read more...
Source: New England Journal of Medicine.
Attention wannaBE and wannaSTAY quitters! Introducing the Tobacco-Free Tuesdays Contest. Pledge to be tobacco-free for 24 hours for the chance to win one of five $50 Gift Cards – every month! Must be 19 years of age, a BC resident - and both current smokers and ex-smokers are eligible to enter!
Contest runs the first Tuesday of every month. Come on - take a practice run and ENTER NOW!
- Between September 30, 2011 – the program’s launch date – and September 30, 2012, 149,899 orders were placed for free access to nicotine patches and gum and 40,000 people obtained prescriptions for quit medications. The program is accessed by calling 8-1-1, and aims to help British Columbians stop smoking.
- British Columbians who register with the program are able to receive further support from QuitNow Services. HealthLink BC staff can transfer callers directly to QuitNow. Since the Smoking Cessation Program began, QuitNow has had more than 20,000 contacts with individuals interested in quitting. More than 11,000 people have registered for QuitNow online, text and telephone support.
To view the government's news release, click here.
QuitNow.ca has been awarded a bronze from Web Health Awards. YEAH! The award recognizes the content, design, creativity and user experience of our web resources. Big thanks to Smallbox Software and Gravity Design - valued members of the QuitNow Team - for all their guidance and advice!
Got a question about the quitting process, medications or staying on track? Get real-time online quit advice and support from one of our trained quit coaches today!
We’re constantly trying to think of better ways to support our members. That’s why beginning, Monday, April 10, 2012, we’re launching our Live Chat service.