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From the Department of Justice and Public Safety, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, June 9, 2017 Public Asked to Provide Input on Legalization of Cannabis in Newfoundland and Labrador Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced legislation that if passed, will legalize the sale, growth, distribution and possession of cannabis (marijuana) across the country. […]

A new study published online June 1st in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence has demonstrated that smoking as little as 10 cigarettes per day while pregnant can have long-lasting effects on your baby. Researchers from the Boston School of Medicine followed a group of 131 teenagers whose mothers smoked while pregnant and found exposure […]

Minister Acknowledges World No Tobacco Day

May 31st, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Children, Seniors and Social Development May 31, 2017 Minister Gambin-Walsh Acknowledges World No Tobacco Day The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, acknowledged today as World No Tobacco Day. World No Tobacco Day, recognized every year on May 31 by the World Health Organization (WHO), highlights the health and additional risks […]

New SHL Posters – Order Now

May 30th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

We have three new posters to promote the Helpline phone number and website. We’d be happy to send you a quantity, or we could provide the digital file and you’re welcome to print them yourself. The posters we have printed are 11 X 14 inches. Call 1-800-363-5864, email us at shl@nf.lung.ca or chat with us […]

Tobacco Plain Packaging–Show your Support!

May 2nd, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Tobacco control advocates strongly support a move towards plain packaging of tobacco products. Regulations around plain packaging would mean that tobacco companies would no longer be able to use brand specific colors, fonts, designs or product modifications. The brand and manufacturer name would be listed the same way on all tobacco packages and everything about […]