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From March 1 to April 11, make a commitment not to smoke for 6 weeks and qualify to win one of many prizes!
Participate in the Challenge in your own way: alone, with the help of a non-smoking sponsor or by teaming up with another smoker who also wants to quit.
- I Quit
- I HelpI help
Most former smokers say the same thing: it's easier to quit smoking when you feel you've got support. That being the case, what better way to KO the smoking habit than as part of a team? Whether you're a non-smoker or a smoker who'd like to butt out for good, you can help someone in your circle free him- or herself from cigarettes.
- Tools and ResourcesTools and resources
Download the following tools to support you in your decision to quit smoking.
- Participant's FileParticipant's file
A practical and customized tool to help you succeed in the Challenge! (You must be registered to use the Participant's file)
Join us to be part of a network of motivating and motivated followers. Whether for consulting messages or for contributing, don't miss paying a visit. You'll see: motivation grows with use!
- Work EnvironmentWork environment
Living smoke-free is one of the best decisions a person can make for his or her health, and among the people in your circle there must certainly be smokers who want to quit.
Support them by promoting the Quit to Win! Challenge in your organization.
Your role as teammate
«My girlfriend had already tried, but didn’t take long to fall back. No doubt because of me. So, a year ago, when we decided to have a baby, we told ourselves it was time to quit.
And this time, we quit together. And it worked! Because there were two of us. Two of us with the same goal. And the same willpower. When she wavered, I’d back her up, and vice-versa. And when we got close to cracking, we’d think of our future baby.»
Serge, ex-smoker since October 6, 2007
- To improve your chances of success, prepare yourself to quit smoking with our 6-point strategy. Also, visit the Countdown and the Tips and tricks in the Getting ready section.
- Complete your Participant’s file, it’s a valuable tool. Personalize it by entering your motivations, your objectives, your tricks and other information. Also, access your on-line diary and cost calculator. Ideal to follow your progress!
- Take the "Why do you smoke?" test (Horn Test), provided by the Canadian Cancer Society. This test will help you understand your smoking habits and determine what factors drive you to smoke. Taking the test will also help you better prepare for quitting and increase your chances of success.
- Learn from your past attempts, and share this with your teammate. You both will be better prepared this time!
- And why not make your decision to quit official by each of you signing a Declaration of Commitment?
- Keep your teammate's contact information close at hand. You can make a call when the urge to smoke hits, or when you're not feeling quite like yourself.
- Don’t forget: you need to quit smoking between now and March 1. Write down your quit date in your agenda! The Challenge starts officially on March 1 for a period of 6 weeks.
During your Challenge
- Share your experiences and tips with your teammate. Discussing what you have found helps reduce stress, improve your mood and boost your confidence in getting through the challenge of quitting smoking.
- Send each other regular encouragement by telephone, e-mail , text messaging, or by using ecards from the quitchallenge.ca website.
- Plan activities with your teammate to to get the better of cravings to light up, and reward yourself for your efforts: a walk, a meal in a restaurant, a session in the gym, a badminton game, a movie, a ski day, etc.
- Don’t hesitate to contact your teammate day or night! Call for help instead of lighting up.
You have questions?
For more information, visit the «I quit» section.