Creating healthier people and places

The Propel Centre for Population Health Impact aspires to improve the health of people and places by leading and catalyzing relevant and rigorous studies, and moving evidence into action.

Propel is founded by the Canadian Cancer Society and the University of Waterloo.

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  1. June 12, 20182016-17 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey released

    Timely and reliable data are critical to developing evidence-based policies and programs that will help Canadians reduce the risks of substance use. Today, Health Canada published the results of the 2016-2017 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS)

  2. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping associated with risk of smoking cigarettes among teens

    Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

    The study—from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine— found that students in grades 7 to 12 who tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

  3. June 22, 2017High school students who smoke cigarettes more likely to also use e-cigarettes

    Across Canada 18 per cent of high school students report using e-cigarettes at least once in their lifetime, and 6 per cent report use in the past 30-days. This from a recently published study from the 2014/2015 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey.

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