Survey shows youth smoking cigarillos don’t see themselves as “smokers”
The results of the latest national Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), conducted by scientist Steve Manske and colleagues at Waterloo’s Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, indicate that youth are not seeing cigarillos as harmful as cigarettes, supporting the need for impending Bill C-32.
Retired Waterloo kinesiology professor, Patrick Bishop’s research to improve protective equipment, especially helmets and faceguards, has saved countless players from serious injury. However, he now suggests a new attitude is needed more than a new helmet.
"I really think this is a behaviour issue for which there needs to be a real attitude adjustment on the part of everyone involved... Helmets are very effective against head injury such as skull fractures, but they have very limited capability with respect to brain injury."
A new study led by Waterloo’s David Hammond and funded by the Canadian Cancer Society, will help determine whether people make healthier food choices in restaurants if calories and other nutrients are listed on menus.