Archive for the 'Quit Smoking Canada' Category

Calgary Health Region Launches Anti-smoking Ads for Young Adults

Floyd Black Horse is a smoker who’s decided to quit. This makes the 22-year-old a natural choice to be one of the public faces of an eight-week advertising campaign launched today by the Calgary Health Region to help young adults butt out. “The anti-smoking campaign … has been a huge influence on my decision,” said […]

Will France be the same after smoking ban begins?

Imagine French cafes free of cigarette smoke, without smoldering butts or ash underfoot. The prospect — an imminent reality — raises a question that smoker and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre might have enjoyed contemplating: Will France still be France without widespread smoking in public? A new ban on smoking in French offices and other public buildings […]

Canadians Still Smoking in Bed Despite Dangers

More than half a million Canadian smokers have lit up in bed and about 116,000 of them admit to dozing off with a lighted cigarette, posing an obvious risk of sparking a fire. Those are just some of the statistics about the behaviour of smokers revealed in the most recent Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey […]

Teen Smoking Rates Plunge to Single Digits in Canada

New figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada show only eight per cent of teens report they smoked in 2005, down from 10 per cent in 2003 and 14 per cent in 2000-01. “This is the first time that it’s been in single digits, but there has been a steady decline since the 1980s,” Statistics Canada […]

Canadians Smoking Less But Getting Fatter

Canadians might be smoking less than they used to, but many of them are a whole lot fatter than they admit, a new national health survey says. In its annual Canadian Community Health Survey released Tuesday, Statistics Canada revealed that the average Canadian underestimated their weight by nearly nine per cent. Men were found on […]