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Reasons to Act 

  • Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease.
  • Annually, tobacco kills approximately 1,100 New Brunswick citizens.
  • Nationally, more than 37,000 Canadians die from tobacco use each year.
  • Tobacco use kills more people each year than alcohol, suicide, car crashes, illegal drugs, second hand smoke and murder combined.
  • Worldwide nearly 100,000 children and adolescents become addicted each day.
  • The World Health Organization estimates that if tobacco use trends continue through to the year 2030, tobacco will kill more than 8 million annually.
  • There is no risk free level of exposure to second-hand smoke.
  • Recently, third-hand smoke was identified as another source of harm caused by tobacco smoke.
  • The production and eventual disposal of tobacco products have detrimental effects on the environment.
  • Tobacco use has also been associated with decreases in student academic achievement and motivation.
  • Students that use tobacco are at increased risk of dropping out of school.



Take a Role, Take Action                

Tobacco use is a universal concern regardless of the context in which you live, work or play. It is a pervasive public health problem that requires action on all fronts. We must work together, become partners and build synergy to increase the number of New Brunswickers living free of tobacco exposure and tobacco use. Together we can develop and implement coordinated actions that contribute to the vision and mission of the NBATC and partner organizations. Coordinated actions will contribute to the development of resilient youth, healthier communities, workplaces, schools, homes and individuals. By pooling resources, expertise, knowledge and experience, New Brunswick will make positive changes in the tobacco use issue.

You can play a role; there are many reasons to act! You are encouraged to review the Goals and Objectives of the New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition Strategy and identify an area of interest. The NBATC can help you to identify ways to incorporate tobacco-free living actions into your work, home and community or into efforts already underway. 

Interested in learning more about how to take effective action? The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit offers a free online course, “Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice,” developed by leading tobacco control experts which includes modules on; protection, prevention, cessation and evaluation. To learn more or to sign up please visit: http://otru.org/training/online-course/



Working Together; We Can Make a Difference

The NBATC is committed to working collaboratively to change attitudes and behaviours towards tobacco products and tobacco use in order to build support for anti-tobacco measures. It is through the commitment and action of all stakeholders, including, departments of government, non-government organizations, private sectors, communities and individuals that we will impact New Brunswick’s tobacco-related disease and mortality rates. Learn more about the NBATC's structure here.

To learn more about how you can make a difference please contact the coalition:

New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition
c/o Canadian Cancer Society New Brunswick - Moncton 
272 St. George Street, Suite 130
Moncton, New Brunswick 
E1C 1W6

Tel.: (506) 381-6438
Email: admin@nbatc.ca

NBATC Coordinator - Kristin Farnam
Email: admin@nbatc.ca

NBATC Communications - Nathalie Landry
Tel.: (506) 874-6298
Email: communications@nbatc.ca


 

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