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British Columbia’s smoking rate is the lowest in the country at 14.3 per cent, according to data from Statistics Canada from 2014, but that’s still far from the federal government’s smoking-reduction goal.
The federal government wants to get tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035.
Jack Boomer, director of the Clean Air Coalition of B.C., said the number of people smoking in the province has remained static over the past few years rather than
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