NU Government: GN celebrates World No Tobacco Day with calls for community-led proposals

May 31, 2018

World No Tobacco Day is May 31, and the Department of Health is encouraging all Nunavummiut to be tobacco-free!

The Department of Health encourages hamlets, local and regional organizations in Nunavut to submit one-time funding proposals for community-led projects to reduce tobacco use in the territory. For more details, please contact The deadline to submit proposals is June 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

If you are thinking of being tobacco-free, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), like the patch, gum and inhaler, help with nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. NRT is available at your local health centre, pharmacy or public health at no cost for Nunavut Inuit. Call the Nunavut QuitLine at 1-866-368-7848 for free, professional support, throughout your quit journey.

Be tobacco-free on World No Tobacco Day! Go to and check out our new video “Quitting Sounds Good to Me” on Facebook @TobaccoHasNoPlaceHere.


Media Contact:

Nadine Purdy
Manager of Communications
Department of Health


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