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Lunch and learn supports smokers’ quest to quit

January 9, 2017

NANAIMO — Dr. Derek Poteryko wants to help you kick the need for nicotine in 2017.


Dr. Poteryko is Island Health’s Medical Director of Community Health for Nanaimo, and is offering a lunch-and-learn workshop, Quit Smoking for Good, on Wednesday, January 18.

“If people are able to quit smoking, their overall health will improve. This workshop will give them the tools they need to get there,” said Dr. Poteryko.

Quit Smoking for Good is part of an ongoing lunch-and-learn series created as part of a wellness partnership between Island Health and the City of Nanaimo. Cost is $2 and the class runs from noon to 12:45 pm at the Beban Park Social Centre at 2300 Bowen Road.

Pre-registration is available through the City’s Fall and Winter Activity Guide.

There are two more lunch-and-learns in the series –Heart Health on Feb. 15 and Seniors Health on March 15.

For more information, see page 71 of the City of Nanaimo’s Fall and Winter Activity Guide, available at www.nanaimo.ca.

To register in advance call (250) 756-5200.

Central/North Island media inquiries
Valerie Wilson
Director, Regional Communications & Engagement
250.739.6303
valerie.wilson@viha.ca