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Reports & Publications - Annual Report 2002 - 2003

Tobacco Kills: This is what we are doing about it

In Ontario 15,000 lives are lost each year due to tobacco products. In response to this, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit runs a variety of programs and participates in partnership that enhance our ability to help reduce the use of and exposure to second hand smoke. As part of our comprehensive tobacco strategy we work with schools and school boards, workplaces, health and social services agencies, and the public at large. We support or participate in teen based tobacco prevention strategies including the Tobacco Vortal project, presentations to grade 7&8 in the Healthy Choices program, do brief cessation counselling and provide information to smokers trying to quit smoking, work with municipalities and workplaces to implement smoke free policies, implement the Quit Smoking Contest in our communities, provide second-hand smoke and cessation information in our prenatal classes, sexual health clinics as well as our various partnerships and advocacy roles. We see a tobacco-free Leeds Grenville and Lanark in which all people are able to achieve their optimal level of health by eliminating the use of and exposure to tobacco products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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