Promoting a smoke-free, healthy lifestyle
Our focus is to educate the public about the short and long-term risks of smoking and the marketing techniques of the tobacco industry that encourage tobacco use.
Tobacco reduction services
We provide health promotion and education to ensure tobacco is addressed as a standard of care in the following areas:
Tobacco reduction coordinators Tobacco reduction coordinators (TRC’s) are responsible for tobacco prevention, protection (i.e. smoke-free environments) and cessation (helping people to quit smoking). They use a population health approach to plan services around the pillars of healthy living including healthy eating, physical activity at the local, regional, provincial and federal levels.
Coordinators support health care providers and educators by providing resources and guidance.
Our services are focusedWe focus our efforts in Aboriginal Communities, Mental Health/Addictions, school-age children and youth, young adults and new immigrants.
Services for children, youth and young adults A comprehensive approach to tobacco control including school tobacco control policies and effective programs can reduce tobacco use among school-aged children and youth.
Prevention messages are also essential to ensure children and youth make the right decisions around tobacco.
Not starting to smoke cigarettes, cigarellos, bidis, kreteks, or use smokeless tobacco such as chew (leaf, plug or twist) or snuff (moist/dip, dry or sachets) at a young age protects young people from the harmful effects of tobacco products.
Find a service near youContact your local tobacco reduction program using the link below. Links will take you to the Find Services directory listing, which includes descriptions, contact details and related documents for our services.