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Quitnow BC offers smoking cessation tips at the Nelson Library

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January 2nd, 2018

Mark Twain famously said: “Giving up smoking is easy. I’ve done it hundreds of times.”

Most folks who still light up have tried to quit at least once. Each year in Canada, National Non-Smoking Week (January 15 – 21) gives smokers a fresh chance to hang up the habit.

On Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m, the Nelson Library will host an evening of tips for smoking cessation with QuitNow BC’s Lorriann Smith.

“There are plenty of supports available to assist people who want to butt out,” says Smith, who will bring information on helpful websites and apps, toll-free numbers for support, and how to access free nicotine replacement therapies.

Smith will also bring along a carbon monoxide tester for smokers to try. There will be a couple of videos and plenty of time for Q & A.

National Non-Smoking Week has been observed in Canada since 1977, when scientists and health professionals were in the early years of fully understanding the dangers of tobacco use. During that week Weedless Wednesday challenges smokers to refrain for 24 hours—and maybe for good.

QuitNow is a program of the B.C. Lung Association. For information on the costs—both to your health and your pocketbook—as well as support, motivation, free resources and useful tips visit www.quitnow.ca.

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