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Tobacco and Vapour Products

DID YOU KNOW? Tobacco use may increase the risk of suffering from serious symptoms due to COVID-19 illness.1 Help protect yourself from COVID-19 by quitting smoking and vaping.


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Traditional Tobacco

Traditional tobacco is very different from commercial tobacco. Traditional tobacco has been used by Indigenous Peoples for thousands of years as a sacred medicine and is an important part of culture and spiritual connectedness. In contrast, commercial cigarettes are designed to be highly addictive and cause sickness. Learn more →

Date of creation: February 26, 2013
Last modified on: July 12, 2021


1World Health Organization. (2020). Tobacco Free Initiative: Tobacco and waterpipe use increases the risk of suffering from COVID-19. Retrieved from