Become Smoke Free and Win!

January 7, 2016

Huron County, ON – Quitting smoking is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. And it’s not too late to start – for the rest of January there is a contest that will help you stay motivated so you can reach your goal. And, you could end up winning big!

For young adults and post-secondary students of all ages, Leave the Pack Behind’s wouldurather… contest features two grand prizes of $2,500 each. There are categories for people looking to quit, to cut back or to stay smoke free. The contest is open to young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 and post-secondary students of all ages. Register by January 24 at

“Quitting is a process, not an event, and it’s important to get support,” says Public Health Promoter Sam Docherty from the Huron County Health Unit. “Not only is joining the wouldurather contest a good way to make a quit attempt with friends, family or peers for the chance to win cash, it’s also effective in helping smokers to quit.”

The Health Unit wants to support Huron County smokers in their quit attempts. For more information on local quit smoking supports and services available, please contact the Huron County Health Unit at 519-482-3416 or toll free at 1-877-837-6143.


For more information: Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Co-ordinator, 519-482-3416 (1-877-837-6143) ext. 2023 or

Our spokesperson is: Sam Docherty, Public Health Promoter. Our media contact will connect you to the spokesperson on this topic.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)