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Health celebrates World No Tobacco Day with call for community-led proposals

29 May 2017 

Public Service Announcement

Health celebrates World No Tobacco Day with call for community-led proposals

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day, the Department of Health is encouraging all Nunavummiut to be tobacco-free this May 31.

This World No Tobacco Day, the Tobacco Reduction Program is encouraging organizations, societies and municipal organizations in Nunavut to submit one-time funding proposals for community-led projects focused on reducing tobacco use in Nunavut’s communities. For more details, please contact tobacco@gov.nu.ca for an application. The deadline to submit proposals is 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 23, 2017.

Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs), like the patch, gum or inhaler, help with nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Two weeks of free NRTs are available at your local health centre or public health. You can also call the Nunavut QuitLine at 1-866-368-7848 or message the Tobacco Has No Place Here Facebook page for free, professional support on your quit journey.

Let’s celebrate World No Tobacco Day! For more information go to www.NUQUITS.ca

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Media Contact:

Ron Wassink
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5710
rwassink@gov.nu.ca