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Quit Smoking: 5 in 5 Partnership

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The 2015 Cancer Report released by Algoma Public Health highlights the necessity for aggressive action to combat the district’s high lung cancer rates. The age standardized incidence rate for lung and bronchus cancer in Algoma between 2000 and 2009 was 64.7 new cases per 100,000 people, with the Ontario rate at 52.5 new cases per 100,000. The report emphasized a “Call to Action” by Algoma Public Health to set and work towards a goal to reduce smoking rates by 5% in 5 years.

 

The Board of Health passed a resolution supporting the call to action, which was followed by similar supportive resolutions by 19 municipalities and townships across Algoma