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Run To Quit smoking cessation program

Aug 25, 2015

Government of Canada launches Run To Quit smoking cessation program

Run to Quit is an innovative program in which participants learn to run 5 kilometres over 10 weeks while receiving support to quit smoking.

Participants will be given two options to take part in the program:

  1. an in-person running clinic at a Running Room store, offered by a Run to Quit coach trained to deliver the smoking cessation curriculum as well as the running program; and
  2. an on-line running clinic they can complete at home which will include accessible online support by trained coaches.

Each participant will receive free self-help materials developed by the Canadian Cancer Society and will be connected to the quit smoking helpline in their province or territory. All participants will also be entered into a "Quit and Win" challenge in which prizes and incentives will be provided.

The project will roll out to all 100 Running Room locations over five years. It is expected that approximately 4500 Canadians will participate in Run to Quit through in-person clinics and online training.

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