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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. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for 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.

  2. 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.

  3. May 17, 2017A third of high school students ride with drivers who have been drinking

    One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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