Free Nicotine Patches or Gum Available For Those Who Pledge to Quit Smoking

Written by admin, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013 – Wouldurather Contest Launches Today To Help Young Adults Kick the Habit

Young adults aged 18-29 who want to quit smoking can now get free nicotine replacement therapy (patch or gum) through the WouldURather contest that launched today.

“This is a great contest designed to help young smokers wherever they are in their quitting journey,” said Mary Pat Fasken, Public Health Nurse with Peterborough Public Health.  “There are rewards for those who commit to simply limit their smoking, and significant support for those who decide to quit for good by providing eligible participants with free nicotine patches or gun to maximize their chances of success.”  Mrs. Fasken noted that in Peterborough, about 286 deaths every year are caused by tobacco use.

To register you must be an Ontario resident between the ages of 18 and 29.  Contestants select one of the following challenges:

Quit For Good: Daily smokers pledge to be completely smoke-free for 8 weeks.  Eligible smokers can receive 8 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy delivered right to their doorstep.

Keep The Count: Daily smokers agree to halve their tobacco consumption for 6 weeks.

Party Without The Smoke: Any smoker, but especially social smokers, agree to abstain from smoking when drinking alcohol for 6 weeks.

Don’t Start & Win: Non-smokers and ex-smokers pledge to remain smoke-free.

All contestants register with a “buddy,” and receive motivational emails from Leave The Pack Behind throughout the contest period. Contestants can win up to $2,500.

Visit for more information and to register. Further details about the contest are available by visiting


For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence, Communications Supervisor
(705) 743-1000, ext. 391