Children, Seniors and Social Development
Health and Community Services

March 20, 2019

Media Advisory: Ministers Dempster and Haggie to Make Funding Announcement for Smoking Cessation Program

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, and the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will announce funding for a smoking cessation program tomorrow (Thursday, March 21). The event will take place at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s at 12:00 p.m.

Minister Dempster and Minister Haggie will be joined by Judy O’Keefe, Vice President, Clinical Services, Eastern Health, and Mary Lynn Pender, Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association’s Smokers’ Helpline.

Members of the media are asked to meet at the main entrance of the Health Sciences Centre by 11:45 a.m. to be escorted to the event location.

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Media contacts
Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
ginamacarthur@gov.nl.ca

Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982
kathydickspeyton@gov.nl.ca

2019 03 20                              4:45 p.m.