About the Challenge

About the Challenge

According to a 2016-17 survey, Nova Scotia has one of the highest vaping rates in the country. 37 percent of Nova Scotia students in grades 7 to 12 have tried vaping at least once; the highest rate in Canada. Vaping can cause many lung-related health issues. At the Lung Association of Nova Scotia (LANS), we are committed to helping Nova Scotians breathe easier by taking a proactive approach to lung health.


The Take a Break on March Break Challenge was created by LANS this year as a way to reduce vaping rates in Nova Scotia and help prevent lung-related disease. By providing support and quitting tips to those wanting to quit, we hope to help Nova Scotians add years to their lives with their families, breathe better, and feel happier.


Our goal this year with the Take a Break on March Break Challenge is to reach 50 Nova Scotians and offer stronger support to the registrants. We would like to help the registrants quit vaping during March Break to give themselves and their loved ones the gift of better health.


Beginning at noon (12 p.m. ADT) on March 15th, participants will give up vaping for one week. When the challenge period ends at noon on March 21st and you have remained completely vape-free (not even one puff) for 7 days, we will celebrate your achievement with a gift from our family to you. We will be giving out a gift bundle for those who are successful in becoming vape-free.


We will stay in touch through daily SMS posts to encourage you along the way. We have also assembled a wealth of supporting information available on the “Resources” page of this website. Follow us on Twitter (@NSLung) or add us on Facebook (LungNS) to stay in touch. Participants who complete the challenge and remain vape-free will be asked to share their story with us so that we can celebrate their success and inspire others.

Page Last Updated: 19/02/2021