Date: January 22, 2019

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There are many events scheduled throughout the year for residents of Sarnia-Lambton.

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  • January

Contest - World No Tobacco Day!

Date & Time: May. 31, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Location:

 Win a go pro contest post

Each year on May 31st Lambton Public Health celebrates World Health Organization's (WHO) World No Tobacco Day. This day is meant to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, with a focus on industry tactics to recruit teens and young adults as smokers.


CONTEST RULES for MAY 31, 2018

For YOUR health and the health of those around you...

Today on May 31st - World No Tobacco Day - declare that you will never start smoking, or you will quit smoking or cut back.

Each entry on Facebook and Twitter gives you a chance to win a GoPro. All eligible entries will require the following details for your chance to win:

Post to Facebook:

1.) TAKE a picture of any NO SMOKING sign in Lambton County 
2.) POST the image to our FaceBook page (@lambtonpublichealth), under the contest post (available May 31)
3.) Like/Share or Tag a friend!

Post to Twitter:

1.) TAKE a picture of any NO SMOKING sign in Lambton County 
2.) POST the image to our Twitter feed (@lambton_ph), under the contest tweet (available May 31)
3.) Like/Retweet or Tag a friend!


The focus of World No Tobacco Day is heart health and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). "CVD including coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease, kills more people than any other cause of death worldwide."

The World Health Organization reports that tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure contribute to about 12% of all heart disease deaths. Tobacco use is the second leading cause of CVD, after high blood pressure.

Smoking Rates - Lambton County

  • In 2013/14, approximately 28% of adults in Lambton County
    reported smoking. This is significantly higher than the
    provincial average of 20% of Ontario adults.
  • Smoking is most common among 20-44 year olds in both
    Lambton and Ontario. In 2013/14, 35% of Lambton residents
    aged 20-44 years reported smoking, which was higher than the
    provincial average for this group (22%)
  • In 2013/14, approximately 77% of teens (12-19 years of age) in Lambton County reported that they had never smoked a whole cigarette.

    Source: CCHS Tobacco Use Indicator Summary

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:05 PM