PEI Tobacco Reduction Alliance (PETRA)
PETRA was formed in 1999 and brought together government and non-government agencies, groups and organizations concerned with the health, social and economic consequences of tobacco use.
PETRA was initially formed to plan and implement a comprehensive tobacco reduction strategy for the province. Since that time, PETRA members (working in partnership with the Council for a Smoke-Free PEI) have been working together to support, implement and evaluate the group’s overarching goals. These goals have included:
• preventing tobacco use among Island youth;
• encouraging and helping smokers at all ages and stages to quit; and
• protecting the public by promoting healthy environments and eliminating exposure to second hand smoke.
The Council for a Smoke Free PEI (CSFPEI)
The Council for a Smoke Free PEI has been working for over 25 years to educate Islanders about the health hazards of tobacco products and to help reduce the use of tobacco and the exposure to its lethal effects. The majority of the Council’s efforts focus on advocacy work (lobbying for smoke-free legislation, for example.)