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[Canada] Canadian Cancer Society and Running Room launch Run to Quit, a unique program that combines physical activity with support for smoking cessation to significantly increase quit rates

Run to Quit builds on the success of a pilot project in Ottawa which demonstrated that combining exercise with support for smoking cessation increased the chances of quitting by 7-fold compared to going cold turkey. Building someone's capacity to run
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Jan 17, 2016 02:58
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[Canada] Want to quit smoking? Try running, new program urges

Run to Quit started out as a pilot project in Ottawa in 2013. Six months after it ended, 28 per cent of participants had quit smoking, said John Atkinson, the Canadian Cancer Society’s director of tobacco control. The cessation rate was seven times highe
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 17, 2016 02:57
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[Canada] Run to Quit program helps smokers trying to butt out

The idea of the Run to Quit program was to gradually wean participants off cigarettes as they increased physical fitness through a tailored course of walking and running at a Running Room store, coupled with a variety of support programs provided by the
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Jan 17, 2016 02:56
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[Canada] MANITOBA GOVERNMENT TO INVEST $1 MILLION IN NICOTINE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

is allocating $1 million annually for a new tobacco control initiative aimed at helping Manitobans to quit smoking by providing free nicotine replacement therapy products to eligible smokers, Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Deanne Crothers announced t
Manitoba Government (ca)
added Jan 15, 2016 18:57
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[Canada] Canadian Cancer Society supports stronger federal tobacco control strategy including plain packaging to combat tobacco epidemic

On the eve of National Non-Smoking Week (January 17–23), the Canadian Cancer Society is highlighting the need for Health Canada's tobacco control strategy to be enhanced by modernized legislation, better funding and plain packaging regulations.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Jan 14, 2016 13:41
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[Canada] Strata heads to B.C. Supreme Court to get senior smoker to butt out

A strata council’s fight to force a cigarette-addicted army veteran to quit lighting up in his condo opened Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court. The council is seeking a court order against Langley senior Paul Aradi, claiming he’s been warned numerous times to
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:43
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[Canada] SELICK: Another taxing hot potato for Canadian politicians: e-cigarettes

despite all these clear advantages of the vaping revolution, governments have dug in their heels, seemingly determined to bring it to a screeching halt. Major cities, including Vancouver and Calgary, have adopted bylaws discouraging vaping.
Business in Vancouver (ca)
added Jan 12, 2016 19:06
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[Canada] Smoke-Free School Policy and Exposure to Secondhand Smoke: A Quasi-Experimental Analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Reported exposure to tobacco smoke did decrease after the introduction of smoke-free ground policies; however, almost half of high-school aged youth report exposure in the last month. Across Canada, provincial health authorities as well as school administ
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 12, 2016 18:23
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[Canada] Editorial: Smoking rate is still too high

“Plain packaging is an important and logical next step for Canada to curb tobacco marketing, reduce smoking and save lives,” says Rob Cunningham, senior policy analyst, in a statement posted on the cancer society’s website. “Cigarette packages should not
Victoria (BC) Times Colonist (ca)
added Jan 11, 2016 22:27
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[Canada] MHC executive director says no smoking legislation will be hard to enforce

“Currently we have rules in place that people can’t smoke within eight metres of our hospital buildings,” said Mr. Graham. “Now with this new legislation, immediately or phased in within two years, there is not supposed to be any smoking allowed on any p
Manitoulin Expositor (ca)
added Jan 8, 2016 21:32
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