Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and illness in British Columbia. Efforts to reduce and discourage tobacco use contribute significantly in promoting the health of British Columbians and reducing health care cost. We are committed to reducing the burden of tobacco attributed diseases and deaths through our comprehensive tobacco control strategy.
- Tobacco reduction: Focus is on educating the public about the long-term risks of smoking through our prevention services.
- Tobacco enforcement: Focus is on working with retail outlets and minors to enforce tobacco control bylaws and regulations.