Pas­sage of Act on tobacco con­trol

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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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