Sask smoking rate highest in country

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Sask 's smoking rate highest in country

report: Large number of people ages 15 to 24 use cigarettes

Julie Folk, Saskatchewan News Network; Regina Leader-Post

Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2006

REGINA -- Saskatchewan has the highest percentage of smokers in Canada, in part because of the large number of 15- to 24-year-olds who use cigarettes, according to a report released Monday.

The Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey found that 22 per cent of people in Saskatchewan smoke, compared to 19 per cent in the rest of Canada.

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Reference: CTUMS 2005

 

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