What is Quit Week BC?

Quit Week BC is QuitNow’s quit and win contest. We are encouraging you to quit for as many days as you can in a 7-day period for the chance to win. The more days you stay quit, the more chances you’ll have to win! 

The research tells us that the more times you try to quit, the more likely you are to succeed. We know that many people who use tobacco and nicotine want to quit, but we also know that many people struggle to find the motivation to actually go for it. Quit Week BC is that extra nudge you need to turn a plan into action. What better way to give it a try than with the potential of winning $150!

Who is eligible to enter?

You can enter the Quit Week BC Contest if you: 

  • Currently use commercial tobacco or nicotine products, including cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, water pipes, snus, electronic cigarettes (vapes), and /or heated tobacco products  
  • Are 19 years of age or older 
  • Live in BC 
  • Note that past winners are not eligible to enter again.

Do I need to quit for the entire 7 days?

No. We are encouraging you to quit for as many days as you can during the 7-day period – consecutive or not. You may quit from Monday-Wednesday, have a slip Thursday, and try again Friday. All the days you stay quit will count and will give you more chances to win a prize!

Registering for the contest gets you one contest entry, but if you want more entries, try to quit for more than one day, and don't forget to fill out the contest submission form sent to your email at the end of the week.

What are the prizes?

The prizes are 3 gift cards of $150 in value, which will be distributed electronically via EverythingCard. EverythingCard lets winners choose which gift card they want.

Do I have to use QuitNow to participate?

No, you do not.  However, all QuitNow services – including talking to a Quit Coach via the phone or live chat, our website, and our text and email tips programs— are all completely free and can increase your chances of quitting successfully.

How will the winners be selected?

Winners will be selected at random by staff at the BC Lung Foundation. The selected winners must have made at least one attempt to quit in the 7-day period.  

Winners will be contacted via email and eligibility will be verified via a brief telephone call. Winners will need to fill out a Winner Release Form and answer a skill testing question. 

If you have any other questions, reach out to us at quitnow@bclung.ca