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Lung Association of Alberta offering 100 citizens an incentive to quit smoking cold turkey on Nov. 1

By Gillian Slade on October 30, 2018.

The Lung Association of Alberta and N.W.T. is looking for 100 Albertans willing to quit smoking cold turkey for 30 days.

Medicine Hat News

If you are willing to quit smoking cold turkey and do not even take one puff in a 30-day period, the Lung Association of Alberta is offering an incentive.

The organization’s goal is to find 100 Albertans to sign up for its 30-day Quit Cold Turkey Challenge. The 100 registrants will be offered strong support in the challenge that will commence at noon on Nov. 1 and end Dec. 1.

The Lung Association says studies show if someone is able to quit for 30 days there is a strong likelihood they will remain smoke free.

“When the challenge period ends at noon on Dec. 1, 2018 and you have remained completely smoke-free (not even a puff) for 30 days, we will celebrate your achievement with a gift from our family to yours. We will be giving out a turkey/gift card for those who are successful in becoming smoke-free,” says a press release.

Alberta has a higher than average smoking rate compared to other Canadian provinces, and this challenge will reduce smoking rates and help prevent lung cancer.

The organization has a Facebook group for participants to support each other.

Successful participants who complete the challenge and then remain smoke-free will be asked to share their story to celebrate their success and inspire others.

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