This World No Tobacco Day, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit celebrates the passing of Federal Bill S5 which allows the Government of Canada to make new regulations requiring plain and standardized packaging (PSP) for tobacco products.
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Earlier this month, H3N2 canine influenza was identified in seven dogs in Windsor and Essex County. The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has confirmed that one additional dog is now positive for canine influenza.
Whether it comes from tobacco, cannabis (marijuana), or hookah, smoke is smoke and you need to limit your exposure to it. That’s the Windsor Essex County Health Unit’s (WECHU) main message as it joins health organizations across the province and the country in kicking off National Non-Smoking Week, which runs through Saturday, January 27, 2018.
The Health Unit is encouraging municipalities or organizations to create smoke-free outdoor spaces through by-law and policy development.
The Smoke-Free Ontario Act came into effect May 31, 2006.
The percentage of individuals in Windsor-Essex who report they are daily or occasional smokers is presented below. Data is analyzed by year for those aged 12 and above, and for those aged 19 and above. Data is also analyzed to determine if age and sex impact rates, as well as whether various social variables impact rates.