Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
January 15, 2016

Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Non-Smoking Week Event

As part of National Non-Smoking Week (January 17-23), the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, will be at the Swilers Rugby Club, 100 Crosbie Road in St. John’s, on Monday, January 18, to participate in Quit. Breathe. Live., an information session focused on lung health. Minister Gambin-Walsh will arrive at 10:30 a.m.

The event, hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association Smokers’ Helpline, runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Other participants include the Canadian Cancer Society, Eastern Health, the Newfoundland and Labrador Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance for the Control of Tobacco, College of the North Atlantic, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Hygienists Association.

For information and resources to help you quit smoking, visit: www.smokershelp.net/ external link.

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Media contact:
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay@gov.nl.ca 

2016 01 15                              2:20 p.m.