Contest looking for quitters

The Driven to Quit Challenge is back.

Quit smoking or any tobacco use in March this year to win a choice of cars, vacation getaways or cash prizes.

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is urging smokers and chewers to register now and plan a strategy for a smoke-free new year.

Ontarians aged 19 and older, who have smoked or used tobacco products for at least 10 months in 2011, can enter. Each entrant must enter with a support buddy, who could win $200 cash. To be eligible for the prize draw, participants must stay smoke-free for all of March.

“Giving up tobacco can be tough so it helps if you have support,” said public health nurse Dora Eaglesham.

“Participants can take advantage of The Driven to Quit online community at … and also has some great resources to help keep you on track.”

To register and to obtain details about The Driven to Quit Challenge, visit or call the Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline at 1 877 513-5333.