Tobacco consumption is the largest single preventable cause of death and disease, killing more than 5,600 British Columbians each year.
Keeping the health of children and families a priority for government
The Canadian Cancer Society is working to ensure that cancer and the health of children and families are top priorities for BC's Government.
To improve the health of children, urgently reduce the burden of cancer and other chronic diseases facing families, and ensure the health care system is sustainable, the Canadian Cancer Society is calling on all political parties to make a commitment to three priorities:
Cancer affects all Canadians
Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.