On October 31, 2011, Susan Elliott, Dean, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and George Dixon, Vice-President of Research at the University of Waterloo, announced the appointment of Barb Riley as Propel’s new Executive Director.
The Youth Smoking Survey examined the use of smokeless tobacco (chewing tobacco and snuff) by youth between 2004 and 2008. They found that in Canada, young men are the prime users of smokeless tobacco, with the highest use being in western provinces and the lowest in Quebec. The findings from this annual survey help in the development, implementation and evaluation of tobacco control strategies, policies and programs for young people.
On April 1st, 2010, Waterloo Region Housing became the first community-housing landlord in the province to implement a smoke-free policy on all new leases. Spread over urban and rural areas, Waterloo Region Housing manages a sizable portfolio—approximately 2700 units, housing 6000 to 7000 tenants. This was the first policy of its kind in Ontario, and one of the first in Canada.
From the Canadian Medical Association Journal news release:
Aboriginal-youth living off-reserve in Canada use tobacco, alcohol and drugs significantly more than non-Aboriginal youth and have higher health risks, according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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