Let's all team up with Canada this week and use this as a great reason to quit smoking once and for all.
National Non-Smoking Week has been observed in Canada during the third week in January for more than 20 years. During this week there are a wide variety of activities and participants across the country, National Non-Smoking Week is one of the most important events in Canada's ongoing public education efforts on controlling tobacco-use.
The goals of National Non-Smoking Week are:
- to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking;
- to prevent non-smokers from starting to smoke and becoming addicted to tobacco;
- to help smokers quit;
- to promote the right of individuals to breathe air unpolluted by tobacco smoke; and
- to assist in the attainment of a smoke-free society in Canada.
National Non-Smoking Week also features what is called Weedless Wednesday This day focuses on the benefits of cessation and promotes the community resources available to help smokers quit. It takes a “one day at a time" approach to being able to quit smoking, a concept appealing to many smokers who may be discouraged at the thought of an entire week - or lifetime - without cigarettes, but who may be able to cope with one smoke-free day.
Of course you do not have to live in Canada to be able to take advantage of this great opportunity to quit smoking. Use this as a starting block to make the rest of your life National Non-Smoking Week. Good luck to everyone who gives an honest attempt at giving up smoking this week. Millions have already quit smoking; you can too!
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