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Walk or Run to Quit

Walk or Run to Quit is a 10-week training program that can help you quit smoking while teaching you how to walk or run 5 km. Exercise can be a successful tool when you are trying to quit smoking. It helps with cravings, withdrawal symptoms and managing your weight. Are you ready to walk or run your way into a healthier you?

Break It Off

Break It Off is a campaign that helps young adults quit smoking and stay smoke-free. You can create your own quit plan, track your progress and get support from others who are quitting. Find tips, tools and resources to help you quit for good. Be done with smoking!

Sun Sense

Schools can play an important role in reducing exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and promoting sun safety. Sun Sense provides tools and resources to elementary schools to create sun safe environments that protect students and staff from harmful UVR. Schools can earn points for taking actions and become Sun Sense certified.

Healthy Workplaces

The average Canadian spends 60% of their day at work, making the workplace an ideal setting to learn about healthy behaviours. Healthy Workplaces is a comprehensive workplace wellness program that helps employees make lifestyle choices that can reduce their risk of developing cancer and other chronic diseases. The program gives employers the tools to create healthy and active workplaces.

Build Smoke-Free

Build Smoke-Free supports construction workers who are ready to quit smoking. Participants are given free resources and information and can join challenges to increase their chances of quitting successfully.

Talk Tobacco

Talk Tobacco is a quit line for First Nation, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous people who are looking to reduce or quit using commercial tobacco or vaping products. It is a free, confidential telephone service offering culturally appropriate support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and commercial tobacco use to Indigenous communities.

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BETTER Women

BETTER Women is a health promotion program that offers women free access to a volunteer peer health coach who is trained to help them reach and maintain their health and cancer screening goals. The goals are created by the participant and a peer health coach will be there along the participant's journey to provide additional motivation and help them stay accountable.

Walking School Bus / Trottibus

Walking School Bus is a program that allows elementary school children to walk to school together, accompanied by adult volunteers. The program gives schools and communities the tools and resources to develop procedures, recruit and train volunteer walk leaders, increase awareness and promote daily physical activity. Find out more about Walking School Bus (Ontario) or Trottibus (Quebec).

Short Messages Against Tobacco (SMAT)

Short Messages Against Tobacco (SMAT) is a 24-week text message program to help you quit smoking. Sign up today and start receiving helpful tips and motivating text messages.

Nicobar

Young adults are more vulnerable to tobacco use. Nicobar is a digital campaign that draws their attention to the real-world harms of smoking on the body and physical appearance. A contest invites both young people who smoke and young people who don’t smoke to test their ability to quit or help a friend quit for a week.

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On Your Feet Challenge

Get on your feet to cross Canada! The On Your Feet Challenge promotes active transportation by challenging schools and families to walk, run, cycle or scooter 6,000 km – the equivalent of going across Canada. You’ll collect digital badges as you reach milestones and be eligible for prizes. Using active travel is an easy way to include physical activity into your daily routine.

Miss UV

Miss UV is a campaign based on UV photography, a scientifically recognized prevention tool that takes pictures 3 mm under the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and reveals the real damage caused by UV rays. Miss UV aims to reduce tanning, improve sun protection habits and help break the link between beauty and tanning.

Smokers’ Helpline / J’ARRÊTE

Smokers’ Helpline is a free, confidential service offering support and information about quitting smoking, vaping and tobacco use. Get access to information, tools and exercises to help you quit and stay quit and join our online support community to share your experiences. You can also receive support on the go with text messages customized to your quit date or live chat. Find out more about Smokers’ Helpline (PEI, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Yukon) and J’ARRÊTE (Quebec).