QuitNow has added a new incentive for people to butt out

New contest offers a chance to win an iPad2 if you promise to quite before Feb. 21

BC Lung Association health promoter Susan MacNeil is available to assist those wishing to quick smoking.

BC Lung Association health promoter Susan MacNeil is available to assist those wishing to quick smoking.

Sign up with quitnow.ca before Jan. 21 and commit to a quit smoking date no later than Feb. 21 and you will be entered to win an iPad2 (the Grand Prize) or one of five runners-up $100 Save-on Foods Pharmacy gift certificates in an online contest organized by the BC Lung Association.

“Seven out of 10 smokers want to quit and most don’t know that by making use of proven tools and services they can double their chances of success,” BC Lung Association health promoter Susan MacNeil of Quesnel said.

“To help motivate quit-ready British Columbians to commit to quit we decided to hold an online contest during National Non-Smoking Week.

“The contest serves to encourage individuals to quit smoking while at the same time informing them about our free, quit smoking tools and services available year-round through QuitNow (www.quitnow.ca).”

Visit www.quitnow.ca to enter and learn more.

To be eligible for the contest and cash prizes you must be a B.C. resident and 19 years or older on  the day of the prize draw, Jan. 23 and commit to a quit date on or before Feb. 21 at 11:59 p.m.

Contest winners will be announced at the end of January on the quitnow.ca website, facebook and twitter pages.

BC Lung Association is a volunteer-driven, non-profit society. The Lung Association is Canada’s oldest health charity.

Its mission is to promote lung health and fight lung disease through fundraising activities that support vital lung health research and patient education, support and advocacy programs.

QuitNow Services is a centralized, quit smoking resource managed by the BC Lung Association and made available free-of-charge through grant funding provided by the B.C. Ministry of Health. Under the QuitNow umbrella, quit-ready British Columbians have access to free quit smoking tools and supports 24/7 including:

• QuitNow Online, a personalized web-based quit smoking service including confidential online support forums, quit and medication guides, self-assessment and quit tracker tools;

• QuitNow By TXT, a new 14-week mobile texting service which delivers smoking tips and motivational support straight to users’ cell phones.

• QuitNow By Phone, a confidential, quit smoking helpline program.

For information about the contest and our free quit smoking services, visit www.quitnow.ca.