ABOUT THE ONTARIO LUNG ASSOCIATION
The Lung Association is a registered charity that provides information, education and funding for research to improve lung health. The organization focuses on the prevention and control of asthma, chronic lung disease, tobacco control as well as healthy air and the effects of pollution on lung health. For information on lung health, call 1‐888‐344‐LUNG (5864), which is staffed by certified respiratory educators, or visit www.on.lung.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter @OntarioLung and Facebook.
ABOUT QUIT & GET FIT
Quit & Get Fit is based on scientific studies that demonstrate how physical activity, and even deep breathing, can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms and can also assist in curbing possible post-quitting weight gain. Physical activity can also help reduce cigarette consumption for those unwilling to or unable to quit.
Based on this scientific evidence, the Ontario Lung Association developed Quit & Get Fit to move smoking cessation (support to help people quit smoking) into a community-based fitness environment. The program focuses on the one-on-one coaching and motivational interaction between a personal fitness trainer and a client, incorporating evidence-based cessation approaches into the development of a personal health and wellness plan.
Quit & Get Fit was made possible through funding from the Government of Ontario (2010 – 2012). There is currently no active funding to run Quit & Get Fit in the community. However, we do encourage anyone who has decided to, or is thinking about, quitting smoking to make sure they incorporate even a modest amount physical activity into their daily routine.
Download or order this interactive workbook to help you quit smoking.
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