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Weedless Wednesday

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Smiley Jo, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Ontario encourages smokers to butt out as Canadians mark Weedless Wednesday

    TORONTO, Jan. 17

    Health and Long-Term Care Minister Elizabeth
    Witmer today offered words of encouragement to Ontario smokers who plan to
    remain smoke-free on Weedless Wednesday, and reminded them of the programs
    that are available year-round to help them become non-smokers.

    "Last year we more than doubled our investment in prevention and
    education projects to $19 million, up from $9 million, ensuring that proper
    community supports are available to those who wish to quit smoking," said
    Witmer. "Whether you're a teenager, or a senior citizen, there are programs in
    place not only on Weedless Wednesday, but all year long to help you quit

    Last year's funding increase included grants that were awarded across
    Ontario for eight community-based initiatives, which are currently underway.

    "Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and premature
    death in Ontario, killing 12,000 people across the province each year," added
    Witmer. "Our government is committed to lowering these numbers."

    Weedless Wednesday has been a focal point of National Non-Smoking Week
    almost since it began, more than 20 years ago. Its focus is on the benefits of
    cessation and the community resources available to help smokers quit. The idea
    behind Weedless Wednesday is to promote a "one day at a time" approach to
    quitting smoking, a concept appealing to many smokers who may be discouraged
    at the thought of an entire week -- or lifetime -- without cigarettes, but who
    may be able to cope with one smoke-free day.

    Joanna [​IMG] <-- doesn't want to lose anyone else in her life to lung cancer and hopes a certain someone reads this.
  2. Mike Richards

    Mike Richards TRIBE Member

    Thanks Jo. I didn't know you cared!!!

  3. mutslaster

    mutslaster TRIBE Member

    this is such a misleading name.
    why not tobaccoless tuesday?
  4. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    Why is it called Weedless Wednesday?

    Damn media givin weed a bad rap... I'll show them! *shakes fist*

    Pete <- having a real weedless Wednesday unfortunately. [​IMG]
  5. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Of course I do.
    Come on now.

    Joanna [​IMG] <-- worries about it a lot.
  6. tommysmalls

    tommysmalls TRIBE Member

    tobacco = weed [​IMG]
  7. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    i like the gesture but it's a pretty lousy concept all over.
  8. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    Today is my first whole day of quiting. I had no idea that today was weedless wednesday til I saw it on the news. I guess I just picked a good day.

    jeremy -now only if it meant no cravings- jive
  9. noahmintz

    noahmintz TRIBE Member

    Damn ... I thought this was going to be about smoking weed
    Cause I'm going to blaze a fat blunt after my mid term today! [​IMG]

  10. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    that's what the old geezers call it.
  11. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    good luck dood

    hope that last ciggy last night was the best one EVER!
  12. noahmintz

    noahmintz TRIBE Member

    My mid term's done ... and now I'm red!
    So much for a Weedless Wednesday

  13. redeyes

    redeyes TRIBE Member

    good for you young man!! [​IMG]
  14. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    The sad things is I was hoping it would be a real satisfying cigarette that I would really enjoy and feel good about quitting with. But it wasn't.

    jeremy -smoke em if you got em- jive
  15. mcbee

    mcbee TRIBE Member

    this is my first weedless wednesday in 10 years that i haven't acutally smoked!

    yeah for me for not smoking since september!
    (well november i cheated a bit!!)


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