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Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
158 Pearl St., Toronto, Ontario M5H 1L3
Tobacco Free RNAO Webinar: Run to Quit — The Effectiveness of Physical Activity as a Smoking Cessation Technique
This webinar is in collaboration with the Canadian Cancer Society and will examine the effectiveness of the popular Run to Quit Program.
Run to Quit is a program funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada to help Canadians quit smoking by getting active. The Canadian Cancer Society and the Running Room have partnered together to develop Run to Quit and it is being evaluated by the University of British Columbia for its potential as a chronic disease prevention tool. 6 months after the first year of the program, 40% of participants surveyed who completed the in-store training program were still smoke-free and an additional 91% have cut back on smoking.
During this webinar you will learn about:
— The benefits of the Run to Quit program
— The results of the first program year
— The supports you can provide to your patients with Run to Quit
Bio of Presenter/s: Kaylyn Sutcliffe B.Phed, M.H.K, studied Health Promotion at Laurentian University and continued her education completing her Masters’ in Human Kinetics focusing on clinical studies on environmental toxins. She has combined her love for physical activity and health promotion by working on several different community engagement projects that focus on increasing physical activity and access within communities. Kaylyn is now a Sr. Coordinator at the Canadian Cancer Society working on the Run to Quit Program. Through this program, she is able to work on coupling physical activity with smoking cessation techniques. She works on the National program team and is the lead for Ontario engagement, Ontario program operation support and evaluation support.