Current Smokers

Smoking is widely recognized to have negative effects on health and is the single most preventable cause of ill health and death. The average smoker has a life expectancy that is eight years shorter than an average non-smoker. Smoking is related to many diseases and conditions, including heart problems and various cancers. Smoking also has serious health risks for non-smokers that are exposed to secondhand smoke. The proportion of the population that currently smokes is a measure of how healthy Surrey residents are. The City aims to see a downward trend, with levels continuing to be below the BC average. Data source: Statistics Canada.

See this and other sustainability indicators on the City's [Sustainability Dashboard] (http://dashboard.surrey.ca/#health_and_safety/current_smokers).

Data and Resources

Details

First Published Date March 18, 2014
Maintainer Sustainability Office
Data Update Frequency Yearly

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