Dads in Gear program kicks off

Posted October 6, 2015

Innovative program launches in Kelowna, Abbotsford and Nanaimo

Becoming a father is a significant transition period in a man’s life. And for many men, it is the ideal time to quit smoking. Prof. Joan Bottorff of UBC’s School of Nursing and her team have received an Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society for $200,000 to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of a novel program, Dads in Gear (DIG). DIG is an eight-week face-to-face group program which focuses on the integration of quitting smoking, fathering and healthy living. Click here to read the full press release.