Media advisory - The Canadian Cancer Society will react to the passage of the Quebec legislation to bolster tobacco control

QUEBEC CITY, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) – Quebec Division will officially react to the passage of An Act to bolster tobacco control.

Mélanie Champagne, Director of Public Issues, and Micheline Bélanger, former smoker and lung cancer survivor, will be available for interviews.

The CCS, which was present both in the parliamentary committee and on the ground, urged the government to adopt strong anti-smoking measures, particularly, by banning flavours including menthol, regulating e-cigarettes, increasing smoke-free zones and addressing the packaging of tobacco products. The CCS campaigned for the government to protect youth against the tobacco industry and make Quebec a leader in the fight against cancer.

About the Canadian Cancer Society
With the support of 300,000 annual donors and 30,000 volunteers, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the Quebec cancer charity that has the potential to save the most lives. Each year, some 135,000 Quebecers turn to it. The CCS does everything it can to increase the overall cancer survival rate, currently at 63%, to 80% by 2030.

The money raised by the CCS helps:

  • prevent more cancers and demand laws that protect public health;
  • fund more research projects;
  • support more people living with cancer.

 

Let's save more lives. Visit cancer.ca or call us at 1 888 939-3333.

 

SOURCE Canadian Cancer Society, Quebec Division

For further information: André Beaulieu, Spokesperson and Senior Advisor, Public Relations, Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec Division, Phone: 514 393-3444, abeaulieu@quebec.cancer.ca; Mélanie Champagne, Director, Public Issues, Canadian Cancer Society - Quebec Division, Phone: 514 651-1470, mchampagne@quebec.cancer.ca

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