2018 Shine Quit & Win Contest

Want to Quit Smoking for Good? Good for You!


This could be the single best thing you can do for yourself. 

Please view, share, print and post the contest flyer. 

Grand Prize: $250 
(for real...no joke!)


HHS employees and physicians (all sites) who regularly use tobacco, want to quit. 

To enter the Quit & Win Contest you must register for the contest.
Please fill out the form below to register!

The STOP Session is an education session where you can receive 5 weeks of FREE nicotine patches (approx. $250 value), set your quit date and sign up for the Quit & Win Contest. Support buddies are welcome!


In order to participate in the contest, you must: 

  1. Be 18 years or older and have signed up for the contest. 
  2. Be a current daily or occasional smoker. 
  3. Be a Hamilton Health Sciences employee, resident or physician. 
  4. Register for the Contest.
  5. Quit smoking by November 1st, 2018. To win the grand prize, you must remain tobacco free for the entire month of November. If you quit smoking before November 1st, great job! Unfortunately you are not eligible to enter the challenge at this time. 
  6. If you are randomly selected as the grand prize winner, your buddy (if applicable) will need to confirm your tobacco free status, and you will have to perform a carbon monoxide test. In addition, the odds of winning the grand prize will be based on the number of contest participants who remain tobacco free during the month of November. 
Remember, tobacco free means no tobacco products including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, or chewing tobacco. Nicotine replacement therapy is a proven quit smoking aid, and is acceptable (and even provided for FREE!) to use during the contest. 

By registering for the Quit & Win Contest, you have agreed to the contest rules. 

This Quit & Win Contest is brought to HHS in partnership with City of Hamilton Public Health. Your personal information is collected by Public Health (NOT Hamilton Health Sciences) and will be kept confidential. 

I'm ready to quit for good!

Shine Quit and Win Registration

If you want to quit smoking please fill out this form to register for the employee quit and win in May.
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Dreaming of a Smoke-free Christmas? 

Quit for the month of November & you could WIN $250!

Follow these steps and you will be on your way to changing your life for good: 

  1. Make the Commitment to Quit. Be prepared, have a plan, find a buddy to call when you're in trouble, and know your motivation (i.e. your WHY). Write it all down and review often!
  2. Get Support. You may be eligible for our HHS Smoking Cessation program through Green Shield Canada. This program includes support through pharmacy consultations and quit medication cost coverage. Click here for details.
  3. Stay Tobacco Free During the Contest and Win! See bottom of this contest page for full Contest Rules. 
For additional support, contact the Smokers' Helpline at www.smokershelpline.ca or call 1-877-513-5333 to speak to a Quit Specialist.

Every Cigarette

 *watch on full screen for full effect

What Will You Do With An Extra $250???

Start dreaming about what your life will be like without smoking. Imagine the freedom!

Tools and Resources: 

Julie Hoeflaack: 
2016 Contest Winner!

Julie won $250 and is still smoke-free...almost a year later!  

Why not you? Enter the challenge and see what you are capable of accomplishing. Good luck to everyone!