Smokers Succeed with Quit Cold Turkey Challenge
The Lung Association’s Quit Cold Turkey Challenge helped 42 Nova Scotians to stop smoking last month.
Forty-three percent of participants were able to successfully complete the 6th annual campaign.
The Challenge started on November 9th, requiring participants to give up smoking for a period of 30 days. They were allowed to use nicotine replacement therapy to combat cravings, but they were not allowed to smoke, not even a puff.
Support for quitting was offered through email, a motivational calendar, and an online support group.
President and CEO of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia said, “Once again, we’re pleased that we were able to provide this challenge to Nova Scotians who were looking for help to quit smoking.” Robert MacDonald says, “Smoking is the number one cause of respiratory disease, but it’s also one of the hardest addictions to beat.”
In total, 98 people signed up for the challenge, and 42 people quit smoking for the 30-day period.
One of the happy quitters said, “I’m so happy to have made it through the challenge.” Mary Martell said, “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, but I feel great. I hope to never pick up another cigarette again.
Successful participants gain the gift of improved lung health, however, they will also be receiving a free gift card for successfully completing the program.
Michelle Donaldson will be a Morning Talk guest tomorrow morning on Six Rivers Radio to talk about the annual campaign. Click HERE to listen. https://fastcast4u.com/player/sixrivers/
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