Canadian Cancer Society

Aleksandra Jokic proudly says she has just marked her first anniversary without a cigarette after more than 25 years as a smoker.
“I tried to quit before, maybe four or five times, but this time it is completely different,” says the Toronto resident, who is registered with the Canadian Cancer Society’s Driven to Quit program (

Eight years ago, Art Sibley heard the devastating news he was suffering from head and neck cancer. Today, the 65-year-old Barrie, Ont. resident — now cancer-free — uses his experience of the disease to help people diagnosed with similar cancers.