Regional Council received an update on the Term of Council Priority and public health priority “living tobacco free”. Peel Public Health has initiated a 10 year Strategy to reduce tobacco use among Peel residents. The three pillars of the Strategy will be the prevention of the initiation of tobacco smoking, the provision of services to help smokers quit, and protection from second hand smoke.
Given the compelling evidence for the impact of tobacco use on the health of the Peel population, Peel Public Health is strategically realigning its resources to ensure that it has the capacity to address this important health issue.
Staff will be reporting to Regional Council in early 2012 with the completion of the Living Tobacco Free Health Status Report.
For more information on Smoke Free Living, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/tobacco/tobaccor.htm