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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Opposition Bill Could Help New Brunswickers Quit Smoking

Need help kicking your cigarette habit? If the New Brunswick Liberals have their way, quitting could soon be a little easier.

The Liberal Opposition presenting a new bill to the Legislative assembly that aims to provide smokers with services and medications to treat their addictions.

The province collected $102.6 million in tobacco tax revenues in 2009-2010. The new law, if adopted, would dedicated a percentage of those tax revenues to quit-smoking and nicotine replacement therapies.

It's estimated that smoking costs the province more that $200 million annually in health care and workplace-related expenses.

ONE Change Ltd. Hosts Party at Community Centre

Old Saint Nick is visiting residents of the Old North End a little early today. 

ONE Change Inc. is hosting its "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" party today at the North End Community Centre. 

The registered charity aims to improve the quality of life for everyone in the area. 

A free holiday dinner, presents for kids, door prizes, and entertainment will be provided.

Donations of kid's pajamas, storybooks, and turkeys will be accepted. All residents of the Old North End are invited to come celebrate.