Dr. John Garcia leads public health tobacco project in Nunavut News story

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Waterloo professor John Garcia is collaborating with the Government of Nunavut and Inuit communities on a tobacco control strategy for the territory. He states that “The Government of Nunavut identified a whole series of priorities” in public health and tobacco control is high on the list. Approximately two thirds of Nunavut’s population smokes on a regular basis and lung cancer rates in Inuit Canada are among the highest in the world.

Full article published in the Nothern News Services.