Smoking and use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes (vaporizers), cigars and smokeless tobacco, cause or worsen numerous diseases and conditions.
Every year, an estimated 48,000 Canadians die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable death in this country. Tragically, each day thousands of kids still pick up a vaping (e-cigarette) or tobacco product for the first time. In this section find information about:
Learn about QuitNow, a free program for British Columbians looking to quit or reduce tobacco and e-cigarette use, delivered by the BC Lung Foundation on behalf of the Government of British Columbia.
What you need to know about vaping: Facts, risk, frequently asked questions as well as access to toolkits designed specifically to help parents, caregivers and teachers educate children and youth.
Learn about BC Lung's position on the risks of cannabis use to lung health.