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Happy Canada Day, Smoke Up!

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2016 | Canada Living

A limited "ehdition'' of Canadian Classics cigarettes are on sale in time for Canada Day.

Take Time To Remember Dads Who Are Still With Us In Spirit

Jenna Em | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

With greeting cards featuring tableaus of fishing, golfing and barbecuing with Dad, I can't help missing my father-in-law and feeling the void of his absence. I try to look back with fondness at all the great memories he made with my family, but the pain stings and I'm left feeling bitter that he was taken too soon.

Liberals Move Ahead With Plain Packaging For Cigarettes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business

Government will consult with Canadians on anti-smoking measures.

How Smokers Can Run To Quit

Christine Blanchette | Posted 04.09.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Christine Blanchette

According to the Canadian Cancer Society, smoking causes about 85 per cent of lung cancer cases in Canada and smokers shorten their lives by eight to 10 years on average. Julia Hayos, Special Projects Lead with the Canadian Cancer Society talks about the overview of the Run to Quit program. The Run to Quit program is a 10-week course for smokers to take up running or walking as a way to help break the habit.

Palliative Care In Canada Is In Critical Condition: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Cancer Society said Canada must reform its approach to palliative care.

Health Groups Call For Raised Tobacco Tax

CP | John Cotter/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

The proposed tax would go up $1 per pack.

Next Government Must Tackle End-Of-Life Care: Cancer Society

CP | Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Politics

"The demands on the country for palliative care are immense and unmet in many, many areas."

Can Avocados Cure Leukemia?

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Living

The University of Waterloo announced on Monday that the school of pharmacology has made a breakthrough in leukemia research. Professor Paul Spanguo...

Cancer Cases In Canada To Rise 40 Per Cent By 2030

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The annual number of new cancer diagnoses in Canada will increase by 40 per cent by 2030, the Canadian Cancer Society predicted in a report ...

Plain Packaging For Cigarettes 'The Next Logical Step'

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian Cancer Society says plain packaging for tobacco products is a ‘‘logical next step‘‘ to curb tobacco marketing and save ...

New Tool Tells You Exactly How You Could Get Cancer

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Living

It is estimated that in 2014, 191,300 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Canada and 76,600 people will die from the disease. That's just with...

10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Risk of Cancer

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

There are many factors we can't control that affect our cancer risk, like growing older, our genetic profile and having a family history of the disease. But the good news is that there is a lot we can control. It's as simple as making healthy choices every day and having policies in place that protect our health. Here are the top 10 ways to lower your risk of cancer.

The Top 10 Myths About Tanning

Prithwish De, PhD | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Living
Prithwish De, PhD

Canadians are spending more time in the sun without adequate protection. What's even more concerning is that an alarming number of young women are going to tanning salons. It's not worth risking your life for a tan. Here are 10 of the most common myths about tanning.

Canadian Cancer Rates Are Falling, So What Should We Be Worried About?

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living

Cancer rates in Canada are the lowest they've been in a decade and death rates from cancer continue to decline, but health experts say Canadians still...

More Than Half Of Teen Smokers Pick This

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

More than half of high school students surveyed in Canada who used tobacco said they tried candy-flavoured products, say health groups calling for ...

WATCH: Day Of The Testicle?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.18.2013 | Canada Living

These days, cancer awareness is sung loudly — and rightfully so — in headlines every day of the year. There's a month dedicated to childhood ca...

More Places To Butt Out In B.C.?

CBC | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on the B.C. government to ban smoking on all outdoor patios of bars and restaurants as well as in all parks and...

The Top 10 Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2012

The Huffington Post Canada | Maya Hamovitch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

While cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada — a recent report by the Canadian Cancer Society estimated that in 2012, 200 Canadians di...

'Useless' Breast Cancer Test

CBC | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada

Medical clinics across the country are touting the benefits of a diagnostic test for breast cancer that medical experts say is useless. A ...

New Bylaw Bars Teens Under 18 From Tanning Salons

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Living

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Indoor tanning is now off-limits to minors in Oakville.Councillors passed a new bylaw Monday that bars anyone under 18 from using com...

Canadian Cancer Society Urges Ban On Tanning For Minors

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada Living

QUEBEC - The Canadian Cancer Society says minors should be banned from tanning salons.The organization sounded the alarm Monday at a Quebec legislatur...

Top 10 Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2011

CBC | Posted 03.05.2012 | Canada Living

There were a number of significant cancer research discoveries in 2011, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, and many of them were made by Canadi...

Manitoba Will Help Cover Quit-Smoking Costs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada

WINNIPEG - Manitoba is now covering the cost of drug to help smokers quit.Healthy Living Minister Minister Jim Rondeau says Champix is a proven, effec...

Canada Butting Out

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - Smokers now comprise less than a fifth of Canada's population as rates of tobacco consumption hit an all-time low last year, Statistics Cana...

Cancer Society Spends More On Fundraising Than Research

Posted 09.05.2011 | Canada

CBC — An Ontario cancer researcher is concerned that the Canadian Cancer Society has proportionally shifted funding away from research and is spendi...