Run to quit

Health Care Professionals

Help your patients quit smoking & get active

Most smokers want to quit. Walk or Run to quit offers a unique approach to smoking cessation that helps participants stay motivated as they build new skills and establish behaviours to maintain long-term health goals. Walk or Run to quit participants can reduce two key risk factors responsible for poor health: tobacco use and physical inactivity. Ready-made tools make it easy to promote Walk or Run to Quit.

How to tell your patients/clients about Walk or Run to Quit:

    Promote Walk or Run to Quit!
  • Refer smokers to to register and to get more information
  • Place posters in your service areas
  • Use e-mail templates or web banners to engage smokers and their friends/family/community/supports
  • Share Walk or Run to Quit opportunities with other healthcare partners and service providers
  • Get support from your Canadian Cancer Society staff partner for more ideas on how to make a bigger impact
    Encourage the Use of Walk or Run Clubs!
  • By getting together with others for regular walking or running, participants can make optimal use of Walk or Run to Quit materials and resources
  • Both smokers and non-smokers benefit from regular physical activity including increased social, physical and mental wellbeing
  • Walking and running can help smokers cope with the cravings and discomfort of quitting
    Order Resources & Learn more:
  • To order FREE resources or for more information email us at
  • When your patient registers with a friend, their friend will get 50% OFF their registration. Limited sponsored spots will also be offered! Email us at for more information.