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Mar. 26, 2015 One in four high school seniors now try water pipes

Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports. Published Monday in Cancer Causes and Control, the study found that almost one in four high school seniors try smoking hookah.

The study estimates that more than 78,200 youth are current water pipe users.

Mar. 9, 2015 Dr. Barbara Riley reappointed as Propel Executive Director

Dr. Barbara Riley has been reappointed for a four year term as Executive Director of the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact.

The Propel Board served as the Committee and was unanimous in its recommendation to George Dixon, the VP Research at the University of Waterloo, to reappoint Dr. Riley.

Jan. 21, 2015 Is your neighbour’s smoking addiction killing you?

By Christine Bezruki, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

For the eight million Canadians living in condos, apartments and row housing, second-hand smoke drifting in from other units is more than just a nuisance— it’s a major health hazard.

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