Get Reel Student Ad Contest:
Get Reel is a contest where students in grades 6 – 12 in all 3 northern territories make their own short anti tobacco ads. It is a new addition to this year’s Smoke Screening program. To see ads from all three territories, please visit and here for NWT Get Reel winners.
Also, the Smoke Screening Program gives students a chance to view 12 of the best tobacco education ads from around the world, and then select the one they feel is the most effective to prevent youth from starting to use tobacco in the first place or convince them to quit if they are already using it. Students vote on ballot forms that are counted across all 3 territories. The winning ad this year is EmphysemaClick here for more info.

Data Comparisons:
From the Inuit Knowledge Centre (IKC) website –
Blue Light Campaign Data Comparison for Nunavik:
Blue Light Campaign Data Comparison for Nunavut:

National Non-Smoking Week 2012
The next National Non-Smoking Week will be held January 15-21, 2012. The theme is: “Breaking up is hard to do.”

Many people who smoke want to quit but struggle to do so. Overcoming addictive behaviours may involve breaking established patterns that make tobacco seem like “an old friend.”

Smoke Stories: Quit clips by Inuit youth
Video Screening Contest

February/March 2011

Video Screening Contest Report
Inuit Tuttarvingat of the NAHO, August 2011

News Release
Inuit Tuttarvingat of the NAHO, January 2011

Teacher’s Guide
Student Viewing Form
See the Videos

7th National Conference on Tobacco or Health
Making the Connection: Knowledge Transforming Health

November 1-3, 2011
Toronto, Ontario

Changing the ‘Culture of Smoking’ Project:
Update Dec. 2010
Update Nov. 2010
National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Org. and Consultancy for Alternative Education, 2007-2013



World No Tobacco Day 2011
Theme: The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

13 January 2011 – The World Health Organization (WHO) selects “The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control” as the theme of the next World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on Tuesday, 31 May 2011. Related Links:

For more info:

National Non-Smoking Week
January 16-22, 2011

Inuit Tobacco-Free Network trains health and wellness workers in tobacco reduction.
English news release
Inuktitut news release

National Inuit Tobacco Task Group
Inuvik, NWT January 20-22, 2010
Meeting Summary

The NITTG discussed current activities, planned roll-outs for the Blue Light Campaign and Born Smoke Free projects, and visited some community programs.


Know of an upcoming event on tobacco use reduction that may interest Inuit health and wellness workers and their colleagues? Let us know at