Prenatal nicotine exposure may increase the risk of sleep problems in children through adolescence, whereas prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may increase the risk of behavior problems at the age of 3 years, although the risk may be moderated by the serotonin transporter promoter gene, SLC6A4. Read more
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, met with students from St. Joseph’s High School in Nepean to talk about the risks of smoking and to highlight Government of Canada action to protect youth from tobacco. Read more
The growing use of smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff by teenagers is causing great concerns for health experts, who suggest athletes in Major League Baseball are inadvertently influencing young people to take up the dangerous habit. Read more
It’s hard to believe, but only 16 years ago the CEOs of North America’s largest tobacco corporations were before Congress, swearing under oath that nicotine wasn’t addictive. Read more
In an era of increasing awareness about the negative health effects of tobacco, it seems to me that we may be missing the boat on tobacco prevention in ways other than cigarette smoking and chew tobacco. Read more
The prospect of a black market springing up to fill the void of legal tobacco sales if the product is banned has been dismissed at a parliamentary inquiry.
Many people and organisations have asked the Maori affairs select committee’s inquiry into tobacco to support an eventual prohibition on tobacco. Read more
The World Health Organization calls tobacco the leading cause of preventable death in the world. In December, the WHO launched a campaign against cigarette smoking in Africa, saying a rapidly growing population is creating “larger and more accessible markets” on the continent for tobacco companies. Read more