Federal Tobacco Control Strategy – Your Input Can Make a Difference!

In an effort to reduce tobacco use to 5% nation-wide by 2035, Health Canada has launched a public consultation on the future of tobacco control to renew the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy. This is a one-time opportunity to provide input on the future of tobacco control in Canada. As an individual or as a representative of your organization/agency, you are highly encouraged to participate in this consultation.

Currently, tobacco use in Canada stands at 13%, with over 115,000 Canadians starting to smoke each year. Tobacco use remains a leading cause of premature and preventable death; every year in Canada, more than 37,000 people die from a tobacco-related illness. By providing your invaluable input, you can make a difference and impact. Let’s collectively reduce the burden of tobacco use in Canada to achieve our ultimate objective of healthy Canadians living tobacco-free lives.

 How do I provide input?

  1. Review the consultation document.
  2. Provide your recommendations to shape the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy in the following areas:
    • reducing tobacco use in Canada to less than 5% by 2035 and reaching other sub-population targets
    • protecting youth from tobacco use, vapour products (e.g. e-cigarettes) and second-hand smoke and vapour
    • helping Canadians who use tobacco (e.g. access to cessation services and harm reduction)
    • working with Indigenous peoples to address commercial tobacco use
    • addressing tobacco use as well as health and social inequities (e.g. in populations with mental illness and low socioeconomic status)
    • building capacity (e.g. support from federal government to achieve targets).
  3. Please submit your input by April 13, 2017:
    • Electronically (as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat documents) and send to:ftcs-sflt@hc-sc.gc.ca

      OR

    • By mail and send to:Consultations on the Future of Tobacco Control in Canada
      Room 1605-626
      Mail Stop 0301A
      150 Tunney’s Pasture Driveway
      Ottawa, ON   K1A 0K9

Health Canada will develop a summary of the results from this consultation and make it available online. No identifying information will be used in the summary without your explicit permission.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this document and for your contribution to helping Canadians lead healthier, tobacco and vape-free lives.

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