Hatchet Lake Health Centre Goes Smoke Free

November 4th 2014

 

The Hatchet Lake Health Center has recently declared their grounds as non-smoking!

 

Hatchet Lake Health Center is to be commended for being a community role model to improve the health of their community. The health center staff are pleased that staff and community members are respectful of the new smoke-free policy.

Second-hand smoke affects everyone’s health. Children, pregnant women, older people and people with heart or breathing problems are especially vulnerable to second-hand smoke. Second-hand smoke contains many of the same chemicals that a smoker breathes in while smoking. Hundreds of these chemicals are toxic. More than 70 of them cause cancer.

 

Use of commercial tobacco like cigarettes and chew tobacco is higher in Northern Saskatchewan than in the rest of Saskatchewan. Organizations taking steps like this encourage a reduction in commercial tobacco use. 

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