Passage of Act on tobacco control
TheCanadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division welcomes the passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control with immense satisfaction after a long wait of five years. It would like to congratulate the Minister for Public Health Lucie Charlebois for this strong and bold legislation that includes several global firsts. “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in Quebec and is responsible for a third of cancers. Anti-tobacco legislation is a primary tool in the fight against cancer. No other prevention measure can save as many lives. With An Act to bolster tobacco control, the Couillard government is striking hard,” says Suzanne Dubois, Executive Director, CCS – Quebec Division.
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