wouldurather…stick to your new year’s resolution and win?

January 14, 2019

Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to quit smoking or cut back? Are you between the ages of 18 and 29? If so, register for the wouldurather… contest and you could stick to your resolution AND win big!

Registration for Leave the Pack Behind’s wouldurather…contest is still open, but closes on January 27 at 11:59 p.m. This contest gives Ontario young adults the chance to win cash prizes if they quit smoking, cut back on their smoking, or stay smoke-free. Visit wouldurather.ca to sign up.

“The wouldurather… contest also offers support to help you quit,” says Public Health Nurse Katie Crocker. “Contestants can receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8 weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline.”

More young adults smoke in this province compared to all other age groups, and they overwhelmingly say that they want to quit.

The best way to do that is to use evidence-based quit aids and get into a program that has been specifically tailored for young adults 18-29.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. That’s why wouldurather… offers four different categories to meet participants where they are at right now. People who smoke can enter to quit, cut back by half, or commit to stay away from smoking anytime they party or drink alcohol. People who don’t smoke or quit smoking can also enter the contest to commit to continuing their smoke-free lifestyle.

wouldurather… is available to all young adults ages 18-29 who are residents of Ontario. Registration is open at wouldurather.ca until January 27 at 11:59 pm.

For more information contact:

Rita Marshall, Communications Coordinator
519.482.3416 (ext 2023)
Our Spokesperson is: Katie Crocker, Public Health Nurse. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.