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July 10, 2014 The Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative Announces Seed Grant Awards

Thank you to all the teams who submitted an application for this round of Waterloo’s Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI) Seed Fund Award. The initiative offers seed grants of up to $10,000 to bring together new multidisciplinary teams and increase their success in applications for external funding. 

July 3, 2014 Youth menthol smoking associated with higher smoking and intent to continue

Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death in Canada, despite everything we know about the harms of tobacco and despite the current restrictions on tobacco companies. Approximately 37,000 Canadians die each year as a result of tobacco industry products.

June 20, 2014 Menthol cigarettes linked to increased smoking among teens

Teens who use menthol cigarettes smoke more cigarettes per day than their peers who smoke non-menthols, says a new study. The findings from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo mark the first time that menthol cigarettes have been directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction among youth in Canada.

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