Ottawa Inuit work together to quit smoking – Nunatsiaq News

26 July, 2019

“We think that this might be the final little push that folks need to be able to continue this for as long as it takes until they can quit smoking”

The journey is just as important as the destination in the Tungasuvvingat Inuit and Pauktuutit new joint smoking cessation program.

The program, which helps Ottawa Inuit quit smoking, took place as a workshop every Thursday afternoon in July.

It’s the result of a recent partnership between TI and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, an organization funded by the federal government to promote action on cancer control.

Pauktuutit was invited to help run the workshop after organizers found their Atii! Reduce Second-Hand Smoke project to be a helpful resource.

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