You’re stronger than your cravings,’ says Kimmirut health centre worker – Nunavut News

January 19, 2023

As we embark on National Non-Smoking Week, Jan. 16-22, Jenn Corcoran, a clerk/ interpreter at the Kimmirut health centre, knows the taste of success.

She gave up cigarettes six months ago now, for financial reasons.

“What pushed me to stop was mostly the price but after having stopped smoking, it’s made such a big difference in such a short time,” says Corcoran.

“I started smoking under the age of 15. I personally am a very active person and smoking took that from me at such a young age,” said Corcoran. “I find cigarettes and smoking way too accessible for youth under the age of 19 in Nunavut.”

For those who are hooked on nicotine, Corcoran has some advice.

“I would tell someone that wants to quit smoking that cravings only last a few minutes and that you’re stronger than your cravings,” advises Corcoran.

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