As Chair of the Board of Health, I am pleased to inform residents that next week is National Non-Smoking Week. The week has existed for over 30 years as an advocacy for Canadians to pursue smoke-free lifestyles and encourage existing smokers to challenge themselves to quit.
Ottawa Public Health has put together a short youtube video to build on the campaign which you can view below. Over 80,000 people in Ottawa consider themselves smokers and most of them want to quit. Next week, from January 15-21, I would like to extend the challenge to all smokers willing to accept it.
Help make 2017 a year of good health for all and look to those around you for their encouragement. With support, you can double your chances of quitting. Visit http://www.myquit.ca for more information or call 1-877-376-1701.