Health Canada has announced today that new health warnings will be featured on any cigarettes and cigars imported into Canada. The new warnings will feature “new, stronger warning labels” to mainly deter youth from taking up smoking. The labels will also cover 75% of the package on the front and back. Health information pamphlets will [...]
In the first United States Surgeon General Report since 1994 nearly one in four high school seniors and one in three young adults under age 26 smoke despite 50 years of warnings. While one in three young smokers will quit one of the others will die from tobacco related causes. The SG went on to [...]
The Canadian Cancer Society reaches out to Canadian youths by launching a new Health Canada funded program which takes advantage of social media..
I remember in high school being told by smokers on more than one occasion that if they wanted to, they could quit ‘at any time.’ I also remember seeing these same students smoking outside during snowstorms in the middle of winter. This in itself gives indication [...]
Youth are probably one of the more difficult groups to reach out to in terms of smoking cessation strategies, so provinces like Ontario and New Brunswick have taken a different approach by running a peer-run program aimed to deliver smoking cessation resources to post-secondary students. The program, called Leave the Pack Behind, originated in Ontario, [...]
A new study coming out of the journal Pediatrics is reporting that teens are more likely to be inspired to quit smoking when simultaneously participating in an exercise regime. Teen smokers from West Virginia high schools were assigned to 1 of 3 interventions: a brief 10- 15 minute intervention, Not on Tobacco (N-O-T), a proven [...]