The epidemic of smoking addiction has taken a toll on many countries worldwide and Canada is no exception. The province of Ontario has been largely impacted by smoking.
Smoking tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death and illness in Ontario. According to the lung association of Ontario, there are approximately 13,000 tobacco-related deaths each year in Ontario. That’s 36 deaths per day!
Smoking tobacco is not simply a physical addiction but also a psychological one. Smoking is an act entrenched in a daily ritual. The nicotine from cigarettes is highly addictive. Quitting smoking is an achievable and definitely worthwhile goal. Quitting smoking makes a difference right away. For instance, it improves your sense of smell and taste, improves bad breath, and also cuts the risk of cancers, heart disease, stroke and respiratory illnesses.
Tobacco use continues to be a leading yet preventable cause of death, with a substantial social and economic impact on the Canadian population. Smoking has impacted Ontario largely with the costs incurred towards treating smoking related health complications as well as making arrangements for its eradication from society. The mission of having a smoke free Ontario has become an increasingly important issue over the last few years now.
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