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Tobacco reduction: Smoke-free public spaces and parks

Categories:

  • Tobacco reduction,
  • Physical environment,
  • Facilities & organizations,
  • Healthcare facilities,
  • Workplace,
  • Community,
  • Schools,

Smoke-free public spaces and parks

Research shows that tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada. In 2015, approximately 2,780 new cancers diagnosed in Alberta were linked to tobacco smoking.1 Tobacco smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals with at least 172 of these being toxic and 69 known to cause cancer.2 Tobacco is the only consumer product that will kill at least one in two regular users when used as it’s intended to be used.3