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Manitoba Lung Association runs challenge to encourage people to quit smoking in honour of National Non-Smoking Week

The Manitoba Lung Association says it wants to support residents who’re looking to quit tobacco.


This comes as the organization commemorates National Non-smoking Week, an awareness campaign dedicated to educating people about the dangers of smoking and helping them quit.


Hailey Coleman, a certified tobacco educator who runs an online support group with the association, says they’re currently running a challenge for those looking to quit smoking.


“People can still sign up right up until the end of January. We have cash prizes and quit kits to hand out. It’s such an amazing support when we can chat every day in our Facebook group.”


According to the Canadian Community Health Survey, smokers are more likely to quit in January than any other month.


To learn more about the resources the Manitoba Lung Association offers, tune in Thompson Today at 12:40 and 5:10 p.m.

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