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June 9, 2015 Social media helps young adults quit smoking

Young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.

The study, published last week in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, compared the success of the social-media-based campaign Break It Off with Smokers’ Helpline, a telephone hotline for young adults looking to quit smoking.

May 19, 2015 Reminder: Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative Spring 2015 call for seed grant applications deadline is June 1, 2015

Waterloo’s Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative (CDPI) offers seed grants of up to $10,000 to bring together new multidisciplinary teams and increase their success in applications for external funding. This next call for applications was issued on April 20, 2015 with the deadline for electronic submission being June 1, 2015 at 4:30pm.

May 4, 2015 Youth just as likely to try e-cigarettes as smoking

Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo.

The findings, published today in Tobacco Use in Canada: Patterns and Trends, reveal that approximately 20 per cent of youth between the ages of 15 and 19 experiment with vaping, the same number who try cigarettes.

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