Your Next Quit Attempt Might Make You a Winner!

August 2, 2017

Huron County, ON – Thinking of quitting smoking? Why not win some money while you’re at it? The Huron County Health Unit encourages those over the age of 19 who smoke to sign up now for the First Week Challenge Contest.

The Canadian Cancer Society’s First Week Challenge Contest asks people who smoke to stay tobacco-free for the first seven days of the month for the chance to win $500. The contest helps give those thinking of quitting smoking that extra nudge to take the first step.

If $500 dollars isn’t incentive enough, the health benefits from quitting smoking are a huge win. Those successful in staying tobacco-free for the one week challenge are nine times more likely to quit smoking according to the Canadian Cancer Society. There are two easy steps to join the challenge:

  1. Register before midnight on August 31 at www.FirstWeekChallengeContest.ca to be entered in the September challenge.
  2. Remain tobacco-free for the first 7 days of September for a chance to win $500.

“Quitting is a process. Every quit attempt brings you one step closer to becoming tobacco-free for good,” says Huron County Health Unit Health Promotion Student Brayden Lisiecki. “The First Week Challenge Contest provides extra motivation and support for people to make that quit attempt.”

Two winners will be randomly chosen from six provinces across Canada after the September contest ends. This contest is open to those 19 years of age or older.

“Plan now in August for a September quit attempt,” says Lisiecki. “You’ll improve your odds of quitting for good, and get the chance to win big.”
To sign up for the First Week Challenge Contest, or for more information, visit www.FirstWeekChallengeContest.ca or call the Smokers’ Helpline at 1.877.513.5333.

For more information on local quit smoking supports and services available, visit www.huronhealthunit.ca/help-quitting or call the Huron County Health Unit 519.482.3416 or toll free 1.877.837.6143.

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For more information contact:

Angela Sturdy, Executive Assistant
519.482.3416 (ext 2010)
asturdy@huroncounty.ca
Our spokesperson is: Brayden Lisiecki, Senior Public Health Promotion Student. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.