Walk or run your way to a smoke-free life

The Canadian Cancer Society has launch a nationwide quit smoking program. - Submitted
The Canadian Cancer Society has launch a nationwide quit smoking program.
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Whether your motivation is to get healthy or save money, to quit smoking for a loved one or for yourself, the important thing is to make the decision to quit.

Run to Quit is an innovative quit-smoking program that pairs the quitting expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with Running Room Canada’s Learn to Walk or Run five kilometre clinics. And it offers cash prize incentives to remain smoke-free.

The Public Health Agency of Canada and The Canadian Cancer Society have launched the innovative nationwide quit smoking program by getting participants to exercise in a group setting.

Quit rates are the highest the society has ever seen. There is a virtual segment to Run to Quit that can be done anywhere in the country along with other segments happening in cities.

The step-by-step program has been shown to help smokers cope with discomfort and cravings through its simple and encouraging approach to cutting down and getting active.

Available across Canada. For more information or to register visit



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