Congratulations to everyone who participated in ManitobaQuits 2014!!
This contest, which ended officially on April 1, 2014, was a resounding success with over 1,200 participants registered from all parts of the province.
We heard from many people with inspiring stories to tell of their quit attempts. Some contest participants had been smoking for between 20 to 40 years and had finally summoned the courage and support to give this quit attempt challenge a try. Couples registered and helped each other to quit smoking for the month of March and many of these people are still smoke free. People from every part of the province and from ages 18 to 82 registered. A couple from the Interlake now in their eighties quit together successfully, which confirms that it is never to late to quit smoking. Other people told us that they had tried many, many times and had now, finally, quit smoking for good.
We want to recognize every person who registered for the contest and let you know that we are proud of your accomplishments: trying to quit (even for a short period of time), reducing the amount you smoke or making a healthy life style change that will help you to quit or reduce in the future.
All the best to everyone!!
Please stay in touch by Facebook or email and, if you did not meet your goal, keep in mind that you can try again. Try not to be discouraged and please don’t give up! Call Smoker’s Helpline at 1-877-513-5333 and plan ahead for next time.
2014 Winners – See Personal Stories
Peter Pomart – Winnipeg
Arleigh Firby – Minnedosa
Claudette Lynn – Hamiota
Gayle Perley – Brandon
Rick Heisler – Winnipeg