Tobacco Resources
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‚ÄčTobacco resources for our providers and partners

Tobacco resources assist health care providers, school staff and local governments with ways to prevent people from starting to smoke, create smoke free spaces and/or help tobacco users to quit.

Cannabis legalization

Non-medical Cannabis becomes legal on Oct. 17, 2018. See the latest provincial resources for schools and local governments.

Did you know?

  • The Interior Health region has a higher smoking rate (21%) than the provincial average (16%).
  • Tobacco use is a leading contributor to chronic diseases in BC.
  • Treating chronic diseases consumes approximately 80% of the health care budget.
  • An estimated 70% of smokers want to quit and may need support to do so.
  • A number of programs support quitting in BC by providing counselling and financial assistance for cessation aids.
  • Creating smoke free environments is one of the most effective ways to help children and youth grow up to be non-smokers. They also support people who are trying to quit. Communities with smoke free schools, parks, playgrounds, beaches and trails have lower smoking rates. 

What can you do in your office, school or community to make a difference? We can help!
Check the resources for health care providers, school staff and local governments or contact the Interior Health Tobacco Reduction Program.


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