Tobacco Control

Every year, tobacco causes close to 6,000 deaths in BC

Tobacco Control

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and illness in British Columbia.

Tobacco addiction is one of the greatest threats facing our young people who represent the future of our province.  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.

View data summary sheets on tobacco use across Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Authorities.

Two major components of our Tobacco Control program are:

  1. Tobacco Reduction: Focus is on educating the public about the long-term risks of smoking through our prevention services.
  2. Tobacco Enforcement: Focus is on working with retail outlets and minors to enforce tobacco control bylaws and regulations.


For resources to help you quit using tobacco, visit:

  1. QuitNow
  2. Healthlink BC 811
  3. Health Canada – Tobacco
  4. Health Canada – Quit4Life
  5. BC Lung Association

Contact us

Links will take you to the Find Services directory listing, which includes descriptions, contact details and related documents for our services.

Locations Served
Tobacco Reduction ProgramNorth & West Vancouver, Powell River, Richmond, Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver