Main Political Party Leaders 2019 PEI Election
|New Democratic Party
| Progressive Conservative Party
Sample letter to party leader:
With nearly 1 in 2 Islanders expected to develop cancer in their lifetime, we need to ensure cancer issues stay top-of-mind for the party that forms the next Government of Prince Edward Island.
The Canadian Cancer Society has identified five key issues that are vital to preventing cancer and supporting those living with it. I am asking you to publicly support and adopt the following recommendations that will help prevent cancer and improve outcomes and quality of life for people living with cancer.
Higher tobacco taxes are the most effective strategy to reduce smoking, especially among teenagers who have less disposable income. Increase tobacco taxes to match Nova Scotia, and direct this revenue to support tobacco use reduction initiatives.
Too many island youth are vaping and smoking. Increase the age to access tobacco and vaping products to 21.
Smoking Cessation Support
To reduce tobacco use and improve health outcomes for all Islanders, we must help more smokers quit. PEI can help them quit smoking by funding a comprehensive smoking cessation program, which includes enhanced nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) coverage, counseling and other supports.
Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces
There is no sage level of exposure to second-hand smoke - even outdoors. Parks, playgrounds, and provincial beaches are important spaces for children to participate in healthy and enjoyable outdoor activities.
Cancer Support Services
Work with the Canadian Cancer Society to improve support programs for people with cancer, their caregivers, and families to enable Islanders to better meet their health and emotional needs.
I strongly support the above recommendations. If implemented, they could have a significant impact in reducing the cancer burden and supporting those living with cancer and beyond.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to your response.