The Driven To Quit Challenge – Win A Car!

Are you a smoker? Do you know a smoker?

When I was growing up I had a few smokers in my family. They grew up in tobacco country, everybody farmed tobacco, worked tobacco and they smoked. It’s just the way it was. However, it didn’t stop “young me” from sneaking around, scheming with my sister and plotting ways to get my loved one’s to quit. We stole their cigarettes, we reasoned, we begged. What we didn’t understand was that two little girls were never going to be able to provide powerful enough incentive to butt out.

I wish this challenge had been around….

I have just been introduced to The Driven To Quit Challenge and I’m thrilled to help spread the word. This my smoking friends, this may just be the incentive you’ve been waiting for. Check this out:


The Driven to Quit Challenge invites Ontario tobacco users to break their addiction and earn a chance to win a new car, a dream vacation or cash!

Hello? A new car!!

Who can enter?

This challenge is open to residents of Ontario, over the age of 19, who have used tobacco for at least once a week for a minimum of 10 months in 2011, and 100 times in your life. It’s being hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division and funded by the Government of Ontario.

What can you win?

Ready for this!! You can win a choice of a new Ford Fusion hybrid or Ford Edge. Other prizes include two $5,000 CAA travel vouchers and seven prizes of $2,000 cash!

Below are some pictures from the launch day!


So what do you have to do?

Get registered by February 29, 2012.

Quit smoking by or before March 1st, and stay tobacco free for the month of March.

A couple of rules of course:

The Driven to Quit Challenge asks that all who participate sign up with a support buddy. Your buddy has a chance to win $200 cash! All other rules can be found here.

To register, and for further details about The Driven to Quit Challenge, Ontarians can go to

Registration is only open until February 29, 2012.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to quit!


Disclosure: The previous is a sponsored post, however the opinions reflected are my own.


  1. It’s great that you are so encouraging and wanting loved ones to quit. I can tell you from personal experience though that smokers cannot quit until they are ready to do it for themselves. It’s a tough decision, unfortunately.

  2. Hi @Krissy I’m sure you are right! Smokers really have to be ready to quit. I’ve seen the struggle and the work that goes into quitting when friends and family have quit. I also think this challenge is perfectly timed. I know a lot of people quit as a New Years Resolution. Perhaps a challenge like this will help them stick with it! 🙂 Thanks for your commment.

  3. it is def good that there is that extra incentive for those that are ready….it may help them get over that hump b/c quitting is def not easy…

  4. When I was a kid my dad used to give 5-day Stop Smoking programs.

    Very glad that it’s not a habit I ever picked up cause from what I’ve seen and heard it hard to stop.

    BTW. I tagged you in my blog today, so check it out

  5. I think every bit of encouragement/motivation helps! What a great idea.

  6. I quit smoking about a month and a half ago – and honestly, it is probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do in my life.

    I have realized that my willpower is stronger than I knew.. AND I also realize that I could EASILY slip back into the habit – so this will continue to be an on going task..

    I give programs like the one you mentioned credit for giving people an incentive to break the habit!

  7. Thanks so much for spreading the word on this great initiative. While addictions/habits are hard to break, sometimes the proper motivation comes along, and it can help. Hopefully someone can use this to help them stop!

  8. Hypnosis is probably most famous for helping people to stop smoking, recently Matt Damon even testified to the benefits of quitting smoking – he told Jay Leno that he visited a hypnotist and it worked:” I went to a hypnotist… It worked. I swear to god it worked. It was the greatest decision I ever made in my life!”

  9. Kudos to you for promoting this contest Stephanie. There are so many folks later in life who wish they had found anyway to stop.

    I can relate to kids trying to get relatives to stop. For some reason my brother and I as kids were the same way. We balked, reasoned, complained, but never had any success.

  10. Hmm, I might know a smoker or two who would be interested in this. And heck, who wouldn’t love a new car?

  11. Wow – awesome motivation, this will help so many!!
    Great contest!

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