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Lower Income
Survey and Focus Group Opportunities

Did you know? 

Canadians in the lowest income group are 2x as likely to smoke than adults in the highest income group. Life stressors and a lack of available support may play a role in the ongoing use of cigarettes.

We understand that a ‘one size fits all’ smoking cessation program does not work well. By understanding the specific needs and difficulties faced by households with lower incomes, together we can create programs that consider the factors unique to lower income communities.

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If you smoke cigarettes or have recently quit in the last 6 months, live in NS or PEI, have an annual household income of under $40,000, and are 16 years of age or older, we would like to better understand your needs and challenges when it comes to reducing or quitting cigarette smoking.

Please take our community survey so we can help more individuals with lower household incomes to quit or reduce their cigarette use. You will receive a $10 gift card from select retailers (e.g., Walmart, Esso) for completing the 10-15 minute survey.

Focus Group

If you are interested in joining a small group discussion (8-10 participants) about understanding the needs and challenges when it comes to reducing or quitting cigarette smoking within the lower income community, please contact us via email (, telephone 902-892-5957 (PEI), or toll free at 1-888-566-5864. You will receive a $30 gift card from a local store or retailer for joining the discussion.

We are planning the following ~1-hour, in-person sessions for members of the lower income community:

  1. Summerside, PE on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 from 7-8 PM. 

  2. Montague/Charlottetown, PE on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 from 6:30-7:30 PM (Session is full).

  3. Dartmouth, NS on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 6:30-7:30 PM. 

  4. Sydney, NS (This session is now full).

  5. Kentville, NS on Thursday, June 22, 2023, from 7:00-8:00 PM

Please let us know if you need transportation assistance (e.g., a bus pass). Light refreshments will be available (e.g., snacks, juice, water).

Other survey and focus group opportunities:

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