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First Nations
Survey and Sharing Circle Opportunities

First Nations communities have smoking rates up to two times higher than many Canadian communities. Commercial tobacco use can be linked with our difficult history and the routine use of tobacco in everyday life.

We understand that each community is different and has its own challenges and concerns. We know that a ‘one size fits all’ smoking cessation program does not work well. By learning about your community’s needs, we can work together to create smoking cessation programs that work for your community. We hope that through this project, members of First Nations communities in PEI and NS will participate in a survey or sharing circle to offer their opinion on what their communities need to help people quit smoking.

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If you currently use commercial tobacco or have recently quit in the last 6 months, live in PEI or NS and are 16 years of age or older, we would like to better understand your needs and challenges about reducing or quitting cigarette smoking. 

Sharing Circles

If you are interested in joining others in a sharing circle to understand the needs and challenges when it comes to reducing or quitting cigarette smoking within First Nations communities, please contact us via email (, telephone 902-892-5957 (PEI) or toll-free at 1-888-566-5684.

You will receive a $50 gift card from a local store or retailer for participation in a sharing circle.  Sharing circles will take place in First Nations communities in PEI and NS. Each circle will be co-led by a community Elder/knowledge keeper and is expected to last at least 2 hours. If anyone experiences discomfort during the sharing circle, someone will be available to talk with them.

Sharing circles are now completed and closed.


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