There is still much work to be done!
Tobacco use remains a significant cause of premature disease, disability and death.
The dark side? Short-term effects like bad breath, stained teeth, clothes and fingers, and difficulty with physical activity and sports. Long-term, there is a risk of developing over 24 diseases and conditions, such as lung cancer, heart disease and severe breathing conditions.
The brighter side? Quitting at any age has health benefits and being tobacco-free will help you and your family live a longer, healthier life.
Through the provincial Wellness Strategy, we are working collaboratively to create a culture of well-being in New Brunswick where living tobacco-free is the norm, not the exception, and where it’s easy for everyone to make healthy choices.
The New Brunswick Anti-Tobacco Coalition (NBATC) is an organization composed of a group of stakeholders who are interested in tobacco control and the implementation of an Anti-Tobacco Strategy in New Brunswick. The vision of NBATC is a tobacco-free province and it strives to work collaboratively with stakeholders to change attitudes, behaviors and environments towards tobacco products and their use in order to build support for anti-tobacco initiatives.