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Weedless Wednesday

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
smoking."

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
<-- doesn't want to lose anyone else in her life to lung cancer and hopes a certain someone reads this.
 

Mike Richards

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Smiley Jo:
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
smoking."

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
&lt;-- doesn't want to lose anyone else in her life to lung cancer and hopes a certain someone reads this.

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

 

Subsonic Chronic

TRIBE Member
Why is it called Weedless Wednesday?

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

Pete &lt;- having a real weedless Wednesday unfortunately.
 

Smiley Jo

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mike Richards:
Thanks Jo. I didn't know you cared!!!



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Of course I do.
Come on now.

Joanna
&lt;-- worries about it a lot.
 
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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
 

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!


stu
 
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stir-fry

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jeremy:
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
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good luck dood

hope that last ciggy last night was the best one EVER!
 

Jeremy Jive

TRIBE Member
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by stir-fry:
good luck dood

hope that last ciggy last night was the best one EVER!
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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
 

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!!)

sarah
 
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