Monday, January 22, 2007

Quit smoking - drive away in a car

This news release from Toronto Public Health should help to motivate smokers who want to quit. The new car and wide screen TV's are tempting rewards.

TORONTO, Jan. 22 /CNW/ - For anyone who has made a resolution to quit smoking, the provincial Driven to Quit Challenge, hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, offers a powerful reason to quit for good - a chance to win a 2007 Acura CSX.

Contest registration starts today, Monday, January 22, during National Non Smoking Week and runs until Wednesday, February 28. Participants must be at least 19 years old, and must be smoke-free for the entire month of March.

The grand prize presentation takes place in April. In addition to the Acura CSX, there are seven regional prizes of Sony widescreen TVs. "Smokers have an opportunity to quit, with the support of thousands of other Driven to Quit Challenge participants," said Dr. David McKeown, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health. "There are many effective quit-smoking resources available."

For more information, contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600, or the Smokers' Helpline at 1-877-513-3333. For contest details or to register, visit the Driven to Quit Challenge website at driventoquit.

For quit smoking tips, visit the Toronto Public Health website at
Toronto health.

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