Healthy Abbotsford Blog

Is This Your Year to Quit Smoking?

If it is, read on…This information from will be a critical tool in helping you kick the habit for good.

Congratulations. You’ve made the choice to quit smoking and are about to embark on the road to freedom, but getting there will take careful planning to ensure you successfully reach your destination. Research shows the more prepared you are, the more likely you are to succeed. And the most effective way to quit, is to have a PLAN.

Take a look at all the different tools that you have access to for FREE! Click on the image to access the tools.

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Quit Smoking by Texting

The week of January 21-27 is National non-smoking week. You are healthier when you live tobacco free and you can’t quit successfully until you are ready. So, if you have been thinking about quitting, if you are ready, know that there are a lot of free tools available to you. Visit to access a wide range of resources that will help you kick the habit for good.

A new tool is QuitNow by TXT.  Get support anywhere, anytime with text messages customized to your quit date. Text key words for additional help when you need it the most. QuitNow By TXT is a 14 week mobile texting service that delivers motivational tips to smokers who plan to quit within the next 30 days, and those who have already quit.

Click here to get started!

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What is Your Cancer IQ?

There is a lot of misinformation out there around what actually causes cancer. And a lot of this information is promoted by companies trying to sell a product that they say is healthier. Read the statements below (click on them to go to the answer) and see how much you know about what really causes cancer.

Well, how did you do? Remember, it is important to do your own research when looking at issues that can affect your health. Make sure your information comes from a reliable, research-based source.


Cancer – Have questions? Looking for support?

Information from the Canadian Cancer Society:

Cancer can be hard to understand, and coping can be stressful. If you’re looking for information about cancer or want to talk to someone who has had a similar experience, we can help.

Whether you’re a patient, family member or friend, we can connect you with the information and support services that are right for you.

We have information on all types of cancer and services. While we can answer your questions by e-mail, we can give you faster, more detailed and personalized information by telephone. Call us toll-free at 1 888 939-3333, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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