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Government of Canada Marks World No Tobacco Day with Launch of Canada's Tobacco Strategy

May 31, 2018

Government of Canada Marks World No Tobacco Day with Launch of Canada's Tobacco Strategy

(News Release - Health Canada)

Every day, Canadians are getting sick or dying because of tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke. Tobacco use still kills 45,000 Canadians each year. That's one person every twelve minutes. More than 4 million people still use tobacco in Canada – about 15% of the population.

The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, marked World No Tobacco Day by launching Canada's Tobacco Strategy. The goal of the new strategy is to drive down the smoking rate in Canada to less than 5% by 2035. The strategy is the result of extensive consultation and engagement with Canadians across the country over the past year. Read more

View Canada's Tobacco Strategy here.