Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Quebec Teens Are Taking Up Smoking

Lung cancer is the most preventable of all cancers as smoking is its leading cause. Photograph by: Morris Mac Matzen / Reuters, Special to the Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - More teenagers in Quebec are turning to smoking – a troubling new development that raises questions about whether the provincial government has gone far enough to curb tobacco use among youth, experts say.

The latest survey on smoking by Statistics Canada shows that in Quebec, one in five teens age 15 to 19 lit up last year – an increase of three per cent from 2008.

By comparison, the national smoking rate for that age group declined from 15 per cent to 14 per cent.

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My Comment: The more that kids are told not to smoke .... the more that they smoke. Fortunately, the stats are not as horrible as they use to be .... but the trend for Quebec is the wrong way.

1 comment:

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Too much of smoking is also one kind of addiction and they can risk the life in many ways like causing different kinds of cancer like lung cancer, oesophageal cancer, etc. It is extremely important to take care that the younger generation is not affected by such disorders.