Tobacco reduction strategy 2012–2022
Creating tobacco-free futuresCreating Tobacco-Free Futures: Alberta’s Strategy to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use, 2012–2022 outlines a long-range plan to help Albertans avoid and quit using tobacco products. Over the next 3 years, the Strategy will focus on:
- Introducing legislation restricting the sale of flavoured tobacco;
- Introducing provincial legislation to prohibit tobacco sales to minors;
- Enacting legislation to protect children from second-hand smoke in vehicles;
- Increasing social marketing around the harms associated with tobacco use;
- Enhancing tobacco cessation training for health professionals; and
- Expanding workplace, school-based and community tobacco-cessation programs.
Other initiatives that government will consider over the next 10 years include point-of-sale health warning signage, tobacco tax increases, further restrictions on smoking in public areas, and expanding the availability of tobacco cessation products and resources.
- Read the 2012–2022 tobacco reduction strategy
- Read about the Tobacco Reduction Act
- Tobacco Reduction (Protection of Children in Vehicles) Amendment Act, 2012 (not proclaimed)
- Alberta Quits 1-866-710-QUIT (7848)
- Tobacco Facts
- Waterpipe Smoking in Alberta – report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health