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Tobacco Has No Place Here reminds smokers to take big steps

20 January 2016 

Public Service Announcement

Tobacco Has No Place Here reminds smokers to take big steps

Start Date: January 20, 2016

End Date: January 24, 2016

Nunavut-wide 30 sec

In celebration of National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW), January 18 to 24, smokers in Nunavut are encouraged to take three big steps away from any building entrance and/or exit, and 15 big steps away from schools to protect people from second-hand smoke.

During this week, smokers are asked to comply with Nunavut’s Tobacco Control Act to protect people from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

Communities throughout Nunavut are hosting special events and information tables over the next few weeks. For more information on what is happening in your community, and to learn more about Tobacco Has No Place Here, please visit your local health centre, search Tobacco Has No Place Here on Facebook, or visit www.nuquits.ca.

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Media Contact:

Ron Wassink

Communications Specialist

Department of Health

867-975-5710

rwassink@gov.nu.ca