• Update meeting on the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy
Feb 19, 2018

On December 13 and 14, approximately 20 workers braved the storm and gathered at the Hôtel Musée Premières Nations in Wendake. These two days allowed everyone to present their community projects to combat smoking and discuss the various issues and challenges encountered during implementation.


The quality of the discussions and everyone’s commitment made this meeting a very positive event focused on sharing best practices. Special attention was given to traditional tobacco, which holds a prominent place in First Nations culture and plays a role in many of the community projects that were presented.


Considering the actions implemented and the dynamism of the workers, it is not surprising to note that smoking rates have dropped significantly among the communities in Quebec in recent years.


The future of the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy has yet to be determined by the government. However, there is every indication that some form of support will be maintained and that communities will be able to continue to engage in tobacco control and thus invest in the health of all their citizens.


In order to support communities in the development and implementation of their tobacco control projects, the FNQLHSSC is proposing two new complementary tools to The Breathe Easy Kit. You can get copies of the Mini-Guide to Quit Smoking and the Instructions to Quit Smoking by writing to info@cssspnql.com.


Thank you to all those who participated in the meeting and congratulations on your commitment!