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Tobacco Free Pledge Takers Win Bikes

Having taken the pledge to be tobacco free athletes, 2018 Arctic Winter Games Team NT members John Roche and Leesha Setzer had their names drawn to be the lucky winners of Schwinn Biggity fat bikes.

Junior Female Hockey team member Leesha, from Inuvik and Junior Male Basketball team member John, from Deline, each also took home a silver ulu.

But, the real prize for these two and just over 400 other athletes who also took the pledge, is the reward of living a life without serious health issues caused by harmful chemicals in commercial tobacco. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada and causes 45,000 deaths each year. Clearly, these athletes won’t let tobacco take their power!