SUPPORT CANADIANS LIVING WITH CANCER
Why people smoke
Peer pressure persuades many young people between the ages of 10 and 18 to experiment with smoking. The most common reasons are:
- to be the same as others in the peer group
- to appear cool and grown up
- to rebel against authority
- to relax in awkward social settings
This is why we work so hard to keep cigarette prices high and to ban advertising to teens – if we can reduce the experimenting, we can reduce the number of smokers.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
The Canadian Cancer Society is actively lobbying the federal government to establish a national caregivers strategy to ensure there is more financial support for this important group of people.