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World No Tobacco Day Coming Up this May. New Brunswickers Encouraged to Be Tobacco-Free Living Champions

May 31, 2015

New Brunswickers Encouraged to Be Tobacco-Free Living Champions


NEW BRUNSWICK, MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 –World No Tobacco Day 2015 is coming up this month on May 31st. The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition is celebrating all month by inviting New Brunswickers to embrace and promote healthier tobacco-free lifestyles by becoming Tobacco-Free Living Champions.

The Coalition believes everyone can play a part in reducing tobacco use and making our province a healthier place to live, work and play. The Tobacco-Free Living Champion success stories showcase inspiring citizen-led tobacco cessation and tobacco-free living initiatives taking place all over the province. 

Published on the coalition’s website ( and widely disseminated via social media, the campaign aims to showcase a new success story every month from which New Brunswickers can learn, get inspired, and take action towards tobacco-free living in their homes, workplaces and communities.

Stories currently showcased on the NBATC’s website include:

New Brunswickers who would like to share their tobacco-free living stories can do so by contacting the NBATC at or sharing their comments via Twitter or Facebook using the #TobaccoFreeLiving #Champion hashtags. New stories will continue to be added to the website, which can be viewed at

Members of the media are encouraged to profile and share these stories. Contact information for the Tobacco-Free Living Champions is available through the NBATC. 

The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition works with stakeholders to change attitudes and behaviours towards tobacco products, build support for anti-tobacco initiatives and reduce rates of tobacco use in the province. Info:


Media Contact: 

Christy Bigney

NBATC Coordinator 

Tel.: (506) 832-3857