Smoking & Tobacco

Smoking and Tobacco Island Health

One of the single most important steps for improving health is to quit smoking. Island Health provides resources to help quit. Additionally, please find information about creating healthy, smoke-free spaces

Some tips that can help you to promote the tobacco-free sports approach with your own team or sport.

Everyone has his or her own reasons for quitting smoking or tobacco, like the effects on your health and the impacts on your family.

Why make spaces smoke-free? Because there is no risk-free level of exposure to second-hand smoke.

Tobacco use is one of the single largest threats to the health of individuals and communities in the Island Health region. 

Tobacco-free schools support families to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle and help schools take a health-promoting approach to tobacco reduction. 

The Clean Air Bylaw makes all parks, playgrounds, playing fields, public squares and bus stops in the Capital Regional District smoke-free.

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