News & Events
This public event is an opportunity to learn more about the work being done to to promote health and well-being in the Comox Valley.
Tobacco use is one of the single largest threats to the health of individuals and communities in the Island Health region. Smoking kills more people in British Columbia than all other drugs, motor vehicle collisions, murder, suicide and HIV/AIDS combined. Read more about tobacco.
There are things you can do to prevent illnesses related to tobacco use, for yourself and your community.
Everyone has his or her own reasons for quitting, like the effects on your health and the impacts on your family. Knowing your reasons for quitting can help you stay motivated.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. There are supports available to help you start a smoke-free life:
Island Health’s Tobacco and Vapour Prevention and Control program helps promote tobacco and vapour-free activities and smoke and vapour-free places particularly for young people.
Island Health has a smoke-free premises policy. Having surgery? Get help to quit smoking before surgery.
The Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA) is a provincially funded program designed to bring together community leaders and individuals who are passionate about health and wellness and to promote healthy living including reduction of tobacco misuse. Contact the program manager for more information.