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From Rob Cunningham,┬ásenior policy analyst at the┬áCanadian Cancer Society: A Conference Board of Canada study published today found that smoking causes more than 45,000 deaths in Canada annually, almost 1 in 5 of all deaths (18.4%) in the country. Smoking also causes, each year, $6.5 billion in direct health care costs, and $16.2 billion in […]

A new article published in the August 2017 edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has some positive news for smokers who relapse after a quit attempt: trying different smoking cessation medications in future quit attempts improves your chances of quitting. Background and Methods Relapse after attempting to quit smoking is a common occurrence, […]

Champix Provides Flexibility to Help You Quit Successfully

September 18th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

If you’re using or considering the medication Champix (varenicline) to help with quitting, here’s some new information. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best approach for you. There’s Flexibility Regarding When You Should Set Your Quit Date: It is up to the individual when they would like to set a quit date, it […]

The EAGLES study (Evaluating Adverse Events in a Global Smoking Cessation Study) is a landmark study, the largest smoking cessation clinical trial that looked at the potential for various side effects from smoking cessation medications in patients with and without a history of psychiatric disorder. The study took place across 16 countries and 140 centres, […]

Time for All Landlords to Protect Tenants from Drifting Smoke

September 7th, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Time for all landlords to protect tenants from drifting smoke The Newfoundland and Labrador Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (ACT) commends the City of St. John’s for making all seven city owned Non-Profit housing buildings smoke free for all tenants and their guests effective September 1, 2017 and calls on all landlords in the […]