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Friday, February 3, 2017

New leadership coming to national student survey

Dr. Martin Cooke will assume leadership of the Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey on July 1, 2017.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Growing municipal support for smoke-free places highlights inequity in provincial tobacco legislation

Nearly 1 million British Columbians are still at risk of tobacco exposure and role modelling.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ontario high schools still offering unhealthy snacks

Schools are not following standards set by the Ontario School Food and Beverage Policy.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Study says quit-smoking apps should be tailored for LGBTQ youth

Research from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact (Propel) at Waterloo suggests targeted mobile apps designed specifically for this youth demographic could help reduce the high smoking rate.

Friday, November 18, 2016

New study says mobile app has promise for LGBTQ youth smokers

Study explored perceptions of LGBTQ youth and young adults about a tailored mobile app to help them quit smoking.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

In Brief reports highlight issues provinces can tackle for youth health

Propel has released three provincial reports highlighting recent data for student tobacco, e-cigarette, alcohol and cannabis use. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Government of Canada Announces Next Steps in Tobacco Control

Extension of the 2012 Federal Tobacco Control Strategy includes  e-cigarettes and vaping legislation.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

More than $2.5 million to support physical activity programs for kids and youth across Canada

Propel to continue as evaluation partner for RBC Learn to Play.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Government survey on tobacco, alcohol and drug use among students released today

New Research shows sustained drop in smoking rate, but opioid misuse continues among youth.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Propel named secretariat for PHIRIC

Increased engagement with communities and expanding international collaborations named as priorities.