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National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW) has been observed for more than 37 years. It is one of the longest running and most important events in Canada’s ongoing public health education efforts. Established in 1977 by the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control (CCTC), its goals are:

  • to educate Canadians about the dangers of smoking;
  • to prevent people who do not smoke from beginning to smoke and becoming addicted to tobacco;
  • to help people quit smoking;
  • to promote the right of individuals to breathe air unpolluted by tobacco smoke;
  • to denormalize the tobacco industry, tobacco industry marketing practices, tobacco products, and tobacco use; and
  • to assist in the attainment of a smoke-free society in Canada. is part of the CCTC family of websites. Like our other sites, it remains available but is no longer supported. The CCTC is seeking financial support to continue working to fulfill our mission and continue our efforts to support tobacco control.

Want to help support NNSW? Consider a charitable donation to the CCTC.

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NNSW Dates

January 19-25

January 18-24

January 17-23

January 15-21