The overwhelming majority of smokers begin to smoke as teens or pre-teens. In 2015, smoking among youth aged 15–19 years was 10% or about 201,000 teens. Among Canadians over the age of 12, smoking in 2016 was 17% or about 5.2 million Canadians.
Heart and Stroke in Nova Scotia is a volunteer-based health charity that leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke, and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
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