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For Many Young People, 2021 is the Year to Cancel Vaping

2021-02-24T17:42:53+00:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Reversing a toxic cultural trend Vaping used to be seen as cool. But times have changed. As influencer Victoria Annunziato says, “Like many others, [...]

Smoking history tied to worse COVID-19 outcomes

2021-01-28T13:57:56+00:00Tags: , , , |

Cumulative cigarette smoke exposure is an independent risk factor for hospital admission and death from COVID-19, according to a research letter published online Jan. [...]

WHO launches year-long campaign to help 100 million people quit tobacco

2020-12-09T13:45:24+00:00Tags: , , , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to millions of tobacco users saying they want to quit. The campaign will support at least 100 million people [...]

How the pandemic got people smoking again

2020-11-19T14:40:46+00:00Tags: , , |

The pandemic has encouraged us to pick up some pretty bad habits: bingeing (of television, food, and alcohol varieties), ghosting, doomscrolling, impulse shopping — but one that seems particularly counterintuitive is [...]

WHO – Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease worldwide

2020-09-25T14:40:39+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today by the World Health Organization, World Heart [...]

As pandemic forces change, it’s a good time for Canadians to quit smoking

2020-09-14T15:07:02+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

There’s no shortage of debate on who gets very sick from the virus, and who doesn’t. It is clear that we must do a [...]

Canadians who report lower self-perceived mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic more likely to report increased use of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco

2020-06-11T14:00:28+00:00Tags: , , , |

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed Canadians’ lives in previously unimaginable ways in a very short period of time. Given the disruption and stress it [...]

Statement of Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-19 and smoking

2020-06-05T12:29:49+00:00Tags: , , , , |

Below is a Statement from Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on COVID-19 and smoking.  The Statement was issued on [...]

World No Tobacco Day: Global Campaign

2020-05-27T11:55:02+00:00Tags: , , , , , |

Tobacco and related industry tactics to attract younger generations #TobaccoExposed The global campaign will debunk myths and expose devious tactics employed by these industries. [...]

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