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Why tobacco control is important

Tobacco use is the number 1 cause of preventable disease and death in Canada and causes 37,000 Canadian deaths each year.

Smoking causes about 30% of cancer deaths in Canada and about 85% of lung cancer deaths.

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Stories

Carol Leuken You can’t travel with Prairie Women on Snowmobiles and not be changed.

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Volunteers provide comfort and kindness

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Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.

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