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.

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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.

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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.

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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.