Staying Strong & Healthy during this time: Join the “Tobacco Timeout Challenge”

​The Tobacco Timeout Challenge (TTO) takes place on the first Tuesday of every month and the purpose is to encourage people to quit smoking, even for a day.

There are many health benefits from taking a break from smoking, including lowered heart rate and significant increase of oxygen levels in the blood.

Making the decision to quit is the first step on the journey to becoming smoke-free. Especially during this COVID-19 pandemic where we may feel stressful and anxious, and want to smoke or vape even more.

This is not surprising as we are dealing with a dangerous virus. We know it isn't easy and learning to be smoke-free can take time.  But it's more important now than ever to try to quit or at least reduce smoking in order to keep the lungs and immune systems strong enough to fight the virus, if contracted. The more times you try to quit and change the cycle of routine – the more likely you are to succeed. Joining challenges such as TTO helps to inspire you to quit and stay quit.

The next challenge takes place on July 7; simply butt out for 24 hours, for a chance to win a $250 cash prize.

Enter the contest here

If you wish to understand the link between vaping, smoking and COVID19, click here.

For more tips and support for quitting or reducing, you can also visit

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