Alberta teens have smoked 260,000 cigarettes today.
Alberta kids deserve better protection from tobacco and vaping products
The tobacco industry treats Alberta youth like targets. Don't be like them. When the Alberta government sets goals for tobacco reduction, those targets are about more than just a number-- They're about the lives of Alberta kids. Each one matters. They deserve better protection. Since the development of the renewed Alberta Tobacco Reduction Strategy in 2012, its funding has dwindled, several components have not been implemented, and critical measures to protect Alberta youth from exposure to tobacco products remain unproclaimed and unenforced. Help us remind the Alberta government to stick to the goal; because it’s not just a target, it’s our kids’ future.
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The Alberta government is considering how to regulate cannabis in response to federal cannabis legalization. This process must take into consideration the strong association between cannabis and tobacco use and the potential for cannabis legalization to impact tobacco initiation and consumption.Read more...
E-cigarettes are growing in use and popularity particularly among young people. While they may prove to help individuals quit smoking, their use among youth poses risk associated with nicotine addiction. How e-cigarettes are regulated will largely dictate whether they are a net benefit or a net harm to public health.Read more...
The Alberta Tobacco Reduction Strategy has been widely applauded as an ambitious, comprehensive, evidence-based plan to reduce tobacco use in Alberta. However its funding has been substantially eroded and there is a lack of reporting, monitoring and evaluation. Unless it is fully funded and implemented, it is unlikely to reach its targets leaving many Alberta youth to pay the price.Read more...
Tobacco use is a significant contributor to the health equity gap in Alberta. In order to reduce health inequities in Alberta, tobacco reduction must be a public policy priority with a focus on policies that are proven to decrease tobacco use among disadvantaged populations.Read more...
This Year in Alberta
In 2018, the province will collect over a billion dollars in tobacco tax revenue. Imagine the impact we could have if we dedicated some of it to tobacco reduction.
School-aged kids using tobacco
Tobacco related deaths
Dollars in tobacco related health costs
By SmokeFreeAB / November 29, 2019
ALBERTA GOVERNMENT URGED TO BAN FLAVOURED VAPING PRODUCTS Provincial government consultation on tobacco legislation ends today Edmonton - Health groups...Read More
By SmokeFreeAB / November 14, 2019
ALBERTANS WANT PROVINCIAL VAPING RESTRICTIONS ALIGNED WITH TOBACCO RESTRICTIONS Edmonton – A recent public opinion survey of 1,002 Albertans conducted...Read More
By SmokeFreeAB / November 5, 2019
ALBERTA BECOMES THE ONLY REMAINING PROVINCE WITHOUT VAPING LEGISLATION Edmonton – With today’s introduction of new vaping legislation in Saskatchewan,...Read More
By SmokeFreeAB / February 25, 2019
IMMEDIATE FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL ACTION REQUIRED TO CURB YOUTH VAPING EPIDEMIC Health groups rally western conference delegates to demand results...Read More
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