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Physically active Canadians

By Heather Gilmour

The health benefits of physical activity are numerous and well-documented  — a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, stress and anxiety.

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Smoking bans: Influence on smoking prevalence

By Margot Shields

The health hazards of exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) are well documented. As the 21st century began, smoking restrictions were proliferating, with provinces and major cities passing legislation to ban smoking in public places. By 2003, such laws were in effect in over 300 municipalities across Canada.

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