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Did you know smoking is still being promoted to kids in Ontario?

When I was growing up, I didn’t know anything about big tobacco companies and I knew nothing about their strategies to get young people hooked on tobacco products. All I knew is that my parents smoked the red packs and that when we went … Continue reading

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Party! Party! Paarttyyyy! Help I’ve got teens!

O.k. We all remember being a teenager and the quest for independence. But NOW we are on the other side of the coin. WE are the parents… (Deep breath… in & out). Now I can  so relate to my own … Continue reading

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Start a conversation with your kids about smoking

“Mom have you ever smoked”? This was my son’s question to me. I was glad he asked. I’ve always encouraged “ask me anything”. I’d rather my kids get the information from me. It allows me to add my values to the discussion. … Continue reading

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New tobacco products are gaining popularity with our youth. Know the FACTS!

This week is National non smoking week and I’d like to start by saying we have a lot to celebrate. Smoking rates have decreased over the last decade, especially in our youth. Hooray! Decreasing tobacco use by teens is definitely something to … Continue reading

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Smoke-free movies

You might be surprised to find out how much your kids are really influenced by what they watch.  With the Oscars being the talk of the town this morning, I thought this would be a great opportunity to shed some … Continue reading

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