LOBBY GROUP URGES INCREASED FUNDING FOR SMOKING CESSATION

Jul 11, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada is urging provinces and territories to do more to help Canadians to quit smoking.

The report says Canadians who smoke might quit  if they had insurance coverage for smoking cessation products.

The CACC says smoking cessation interventions are known to be among the most cost-effective in the health-care system.

The report focuses on Atlantic Canada where it says many people in that part of the country have no drug insurance to pay for the smoking cessation programs.

The CACC is s a lobby group that promotes policies on cancer prevention and the best treatment for people with the disease.

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