Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in B.C, claiming over 6,000 lives every year in our province. Helping people reduce and quit is vital to decrease the burden of disease. The single best thing a person can do for their health is to quit smoking.
- Almost 40 per cent of Canadian smokers tried to quit in the past 12 months
- Most tobacco and vapour users want to quit but may need additional support to be successful
- Tobacco and vapour users expect their health-care provider to ask them about their use