News Public Health Nurse says quitting smoking takes more than one attempt SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 2015 With National Non-Smoking Week going on, our district Health Unit is encouraging people to keep trying to quit. Public Health Nurse Jennifer Robertson explains that in this case, more is better. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://cfzn.moosefm.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NON-SMOKER-WEEK-1.mp3″] She says quitting is a process, and isn’t always something that can be successful the first time. The most important thing, she says is to keep giving yourself positive self-talk. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://cfzn.moosefm.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NON-SMOKER-WEEK-2.mp3″] Not only are quitting contests like the Driven to Quit Challenge good incentives that will help you quit, but Robertson says having social support is key. She says people who have a buddy have a higher chance at successfully quitting. With a support system though, Robertson explains what kind of communication needs to happen. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”http://cfzn.moosefm.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NON-SMOKER-WEEK-3.mp3″] To find out more about the Driven to Quit Challenge, visit their website. The HKPR District Health Unit also offers frequent programs and services to help people quit. To find out more about what they have, go to their website.