Smoking in 2013

 

“Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death in Canada; more than

overweight and obesity, physical inactivity or high blood pressure. More than 37,000

Canadians will die prematurely this year due to tobacco use. Each day, 100 Canadians die

of a smoking-related illness.”

The University of Waterloo recently published a 2013 edition of a report compiling data and analyzing the patterns and trends of tobacco use in Canada. The report not only looks at cigarette consumption, but also quitting behaviors, percentages, and the use of cessation assistance.  Although “the majority (59%) of Canadians who have ever been smokers have now quit” and “nearly half of smokers tried to quit in the past year”, tobacco related deaths are still high.

Looking at the truth behind smoking and smoking cessation in Canada.

Report (and quotes) can be found at:

http://www.tobaccoreport.ca/2013/TobaccoUseinCanada_2013.pdf

-Michelle

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