Tobacco use is a deadly and costly social and public health problem. It is the leading cause of early death in Canada. Smoking also affects the families and friends of people who get sick or die from it. Tobacco use touches us all.
Our government launched a seven-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control in Canada to renew the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. The proposed strategy will seek to reduce Canada’s rate of tobacco use to less than 5% by 2035.
You’re invited to provide comments on the future of tobacco control in Canada. Key areas we will consider include:
- protecting youth
- building capacity
- working with Indigenous peoples
- helping Canadians who use tobacco
- addressing tobacco use and health and social inequities
- reducing tobacco use in Canada to less than 5% by 2035 and reaching other targets
To participate, you are encouraged to read the background consultation document and then e-mail your comments by April 13, 2017.