Recent surges in youth and young adult experimentation with vaping threaten to hook a whole new generation on nicotine, and no surprise given how perilously easy products are to obtain, say Clean Air Coalition of BC partners.
Naomi Baker had been fighting a two-year battle to stop second-hand smoke from infiltrating her third-floor apartment. It was the birth of her baby girl, Faith, now seven months, that prompted Baker to launch the petition in August.
While the opioid-overdose epidemic is a major focus of concern, it is worth recalling that it is not the most important cause of addiction-related deaths in Canada or even in B.C., the epicentre of the opioid epidemic.
According to a new survey of BC multi-unit housing residents commissioned by the Clean Air Coalition of BC, the majority of residents would support government measures to increase BC’s meagre stock of 100% smoke-free multi-unit housing.