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    General Facts about Tobacco

    Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in Canada. Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke are linked to cancer, heart disease and several other diseases.

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    Quit Smoking

    Quitting smoking is the single best thing you can do to improve your health. Quitting smoking takes time and can be hard to do. Finding the method that is right for you is important. You can increase your chances of quitting by using more than one method. Using a quit smoking product or medication, counselling, […]

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    Tobacco, E-cigs and the Law

    Norfolk County Smoke-Free Outdoor Spaces By-Law The by-law prohibits smoking or vaping around municipal buildings and on recreational properties. Smoking includes the carrying of a lighted cigar or cigarette, pipe, and is not limited to tobacco but also includes shisha, cannabis, vaping or any other lighted material. As of May 1st, 2018 the Norfolk County […]

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  • Youth Take Action

    The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit’s Health Education and Advocacy Team (HEAT) is a youth led volunteer group that takes action against the tobacco industry. HEAT aims to expose the truth about the manipulative tactics of the tobacco industry in hopes of preventing their peers from starting to use tobacco. Get Involved: If you would like more […]

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    Electronic Cigarettes

    What is an electronic cigarette? Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are battery operated devices that deliver a liquid mix of chemical ingredients to users as vapour instead of smoke. E-cigarettes come in many different shapes and sizes. E-cigarettes contain a cartridge that contains e-liquid. E-liquid can be made with or without nicotine. People who use e-cigarettes inhale […]

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    Smoke-Free Housing

    Approximately a third of multi-unit housing residents in Ontario reported some tobacco smoke from external sources entering their homes (33% in 2012), according to the October 2014, OTRU Monitoring Report. Exposure to second-hand smoke in home settings is long-term and can be for extended hours at a time which makes it a serious health concern. […]

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