Tomorrow Is Weedless Wednesday

Tuesday January 22nd, 2013

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Tomorrow is Weedless Wednesday, a day dedicated to quitting smoking and the use of tobacco products.

Weedless Wednesday is part of Part of National Non-Smoking Week is one of Canada’s longest running events and public health education efforts regarding tobacco control.

“As part of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy, the Health Unit is working towards eliminating tobacco-related illness and death,” said Dr. G. Allen Heimann, medical officer of health, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. “Our program aims to protect people from second-hand smoke, provide smoking cessation support for those who want to quit, and prevent tobacco use, especially among our youth.”

Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Ontario, killing 13,000 people annually or 36 people a day. Many smokers make five to seven attempts to quit smoking before they quit successfully and accessing cessation supports and programs can help increase a smoker’s chance of becoming tobacco-free.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit offers several programs and resources for quitting smoking. For more information, visit their website here.

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