Highlights / burden

Health, Society

Smoking kills 125 people a day, costs billions: study

The Conference of Board of Canada says smoking is responsible for a “devastating health burden” that highlights the need for the government to toughen its efforts to cut the use of tobacco. Using figures from 2012, the board’s study found» 

Economy, Health, Society

Obesity now costs the economy more than smoking

If other Canadians were more like residents of the western province of British Columbia (B.C.), the economic burden from bad health would decrease by 10 per cent, according to new research. Residents of that province are more physically active, fewer»