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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Update on use of flavoured tobacco among youth

Professor Steve Manske from the University of Waterloo is available to speak to the media on the Canadian Cancer Society’s news release on the use of flavoured tobacco among Canadian youth. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Youth menthol smoking associated with higher smoking and intent to continue

By Leia Minaker, Postdoctoral Fellow, from the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo, Ontario

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.

Friday, 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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Expert: National survey shows youth smoking down, still concerning

Professor Steve Manske from the University of Waterloo is available to speak to the media on the results of the national Youth Smoking Survey (YSS), which Health Canada released yesterday. The report showed an overall decline in smoking rates among youth.

Also a Senior Scientist with the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at Waterloo, Professor Manske led the national network of scientists and staff who implemented the YSS on behalf of Health Canada.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Chronic Disease Prevention Initiative Announces Spring 2014 Call for Seed Grant Applications

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.

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