Run to Quit is an innovative program that pairs the quit smoking expertise of the Canadian Cancer Society with the Running Room’s learn to walk/run 5 km clinics. Participants are supported by a Quit Coach through a gradual 10-week walk/run program in combination with evidence-based smoking cessation strategies, such as exercise and group support.
Run to Quit is suitable for non-runners and people with any level of fitness. Non-smokers are invited to join at half price to support someone who is participating in the program.
Run to Quit participants are 7x more likely to successfully quit smoking than those who try to quit cold turkey. Exercise reduces cravings, helps manage withdrawal symptoms and inspires people to be healthier. By choosing to champion Run to Quit you are helping people access proven quit smoking resources.
Read about the success of Run to Quit program here.
To learn more contact NIC Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Maria Labonte at MLabonte@northislandcollege.ca
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