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Canadian study shows teens who use e-cigarettes linked to later tobacco smoking-Global News

TORONTO – Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes are at risk of graduating to tobacco smoking, a large Canadian study suggests. The study of more than 44,000 Grade 9 to 12 students in Ontario and...

Meet Our YATI Volunteer: Vedant

YATI Volunteer Vedant has recently been spotlighted on the Lung Association's new website! Meet Vedant: “I have been volunteering with the Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) for a while now...

Smoking cost Canada more than $16B in

Smoking cost the Canadian economy an estimated $16.2 billion in direct and indirect expenses in 2012, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada. Those expenses included the direct...

McMaster University to ban all smoking on campus in 2018- CTV News

An Ontario university is the latest to join the short list of Canada's smoke-free post-secondary campuses, a move that anti-smoking advocates hope will help the country's educational facilities catch...

Young Canadians who vape are twice as likely to move on to cigarettes, researchers say- CBCNews

Middle and high school students in Canada who tried an e-cigarette are twice as likely to be susceptible to smoking cigarettes, which researchers call concerning. In a study published in the journal...

Change in the air: New vape laws coming down the pipe as Winnipeg mulls patio smoking ban-

It’s not just an autumnal chill in the air. The Manitoba Lung Association is forecasting positive change for Winnipeggers' lungs this fall. On Broadway, legislative changes restricting the sale of...

NYC moves to raise cost of cigarettes to nation's highest- USA Today

NEW YORK — It already is the city that never sleeps — and if Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way it will become the city that never smokes. De Blasio on Wednesday announced a package of proposed bills...

Nicotine is both the problem–and the solution–to ending smoking-The Toronto Star

Smoke-free products could dramatically reduce the diseases from cigarettes and facilitate total nicotine abstinence for those who wish it. At the end of July the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in...

Third-Hand Smoke Sticks Around Long After The Air Has Cleared- The Huffington Post

Patients and family members often ask me about second- and third-hand smoke because of my role as a radiation therapist and a member of Sunnybrook's Smoking Cessation team. People are starting to be...

The occasional cigarette risks your health just as much as smoking a pack a day- IBTimes

"Everything in moderation." It's a common justification made for behaviors that may fall outside the realm of healthy. Whether it's a drink or two or indulging in a favorite dessert, consuming small...

FDA plans to lower nicotine in U.S. cigarettes to non-addictive levels -Global News

For the first time, the U.S. government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive. The Food and Drug Administration’s chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed...

Researcher turns eye on legal smoking age

Raising the legal smoking age in Canada is on the table after it was increased to 21 in many states south of the border. But there is still much uncertainty as to whether or not these restrictions...

Global anti-smoking measures quadruple since 2007: WHO report - CTV News

Warnings about the dangers of smoking and restrictions on tobacco use have quadrupled worldwide since 2007, but more needs to be done to curb this deadly habit, the UN health agency said Wednesday...

Philip Morris: Tobacco giant ordered to compensate Australia

BBC News Tobacco giant Philip Morris has been ordered to pay the Australian government millions of dollars after unsuccessfully suing the nation over its world-first plain-packaging laws. In 2012,...

Transmission of harm reduction info a point of contention in anticipated vaping bill - Alex McKeen The Star

Jun-28-2017 By ALEX MCKEEN STAFF REPORTER Sun., June 25, 2021 When it comes to the cloudy territory of vaping regulations, smoking experts and industry advocates agree that a federal bill can’t...

Vaping teens more likely to take up regular cigarettes - REUTERS HEALTH NEWS

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Adolescents and young adults who try e-cigarettes are more than three times as likely to take up smoking traditional cigarettes as their peers who haven't tried...

Raise the Smoking Age to 21? Most Kids Fine With That: US Study - By Gia Miller HealthDay Reporter

Jun-21-2017 Study found two-thirds of U.S. teens endorse such...

Toronto hookah bylaw upheld by unanimous Ont. Court of Appeal

Released by The Ontario Court of Appeal - June 13 2017 The Ontario Court of Appeal today unanimously upheld Toronto’s water pipe (hookah) smoking bylaw as fully legally valid, dismissing a legal...

New YATI Website Launches!

Hello everyone! We are very pleased to finally unveil our new YATI site! In addition to the site being a one stop shop for YATI trainings and resources, we are now hosting a blog, so welcome to the...




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