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Resources Library – Prevent Smoking – Food Inѕecurity

Food Insecurity and Tobacco Use

See our Prevention – Adults page for more general resources.

Call To Action: Tobacco Use and Food Insecurity

In NB, the impact of being a current daily smoker doubles the likelihood of being food insecure.

The NBATC utilized the research results from the UNB study (in partnership with the Department of Social Development) on Tobacco Use and Food Insecurity in New Brunswick  to create a video outlining the connection between tobacco use and food insecurity and how NB’s Tobacco-Free Living Strategy can support the work of stakeholders who work with these populations. This project is ongoing and will help to educate and bring awareness to these populations who have higher-than-average tobacco use rates. The video itself aims to promote cessation as a method of improving food insecurity and that addressing food insecurity issues for these populations will in turn, positively affect cessation outcomes promoting overall well-being.

Community Food Action Grants

Did you know that individuals who experience  food insecurity are two times more food insecure if they smoke daily? The NBATC wants to bring your attention to programs that  support greater food security in New Brunswick.

The  Community Food Action Program or CFA grant program can provide up to $5,000 to support community-led solutions to help improve healthy eating in New Brunswick by creating greater food security at the community level. Typical actions that are funded through this program include community gardens, community kitchens, bulk buying clubs, farmer’s markets, and food related education programs.

To be considered for funding your initiative must contribute to the three goals of the Community Food Action Program:

  •  Increase access to healthy food
  • Increase food knowledge and skills
  • Strengthen your community’s ability to create greater food security for all

Important to note: Proposed projects and initiatives must be able to follow public health requirements during COVID-19.

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Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco – Health Canada

Learn about vaping, tobacco products, effects of smoking, second-hand smoke, prevention and quitting.

Study: Tobacco Use and Food Insecurity in New Brunswick

The aim of this study is to determine the nature of the relationship between smoking, food insecurity, and health outcomes.

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The Wellness Movement

The Wellness Movement is a collective, ongoing effort in New Brunswick to inspire and support the creation of wellness-supporting environments, including tobacco-free and smoke-free homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Visit their website to join the Movement, find resources about a range of wellness topics, consult an events calendar of activities across the province and get inspired by New Brunswick success stories.

The Wellness Movement – Determinants of Health Poster

A colorful, bilingual poster presenting the 12 determinants of health adopted as part of New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy. Offered in 8½” by 14″ format to be printed and used as an educational tool to introduce the influence of the determinants of health on an individual’s wellness, or on a population’s general wellness levels.

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The Wellness Movement – Connect with Wellness in your Region

The Wellness Movement’s regional webpages make it easy to connect with your local Wellness Networks, and stay informed about wellness initiatives happening near you. You’ll find event calendars, resources, information, tools, photos, and inspiring stories, as well as a list of Regional Wellness Networks in your area.

World No Tobacco Day 2023: Grow food not tobacco

Tobacco growing harms our health, the health of farmers and the planet’s health. The tobacco industry interferes with attempts to substitute tobacco growing, contributing to the global food crisis.

This campaign encourages governments to end tobacco growing subsidies and use the savings to support farmers to switch to more sustainable crops that improve food security and nutrition.

Campaign objectives

  1. Mobilize governments to end subsidies on tobacco growing and use of savings for crop substitution programmes that support farmers to switch and improve food security and nutrition.
  2. Raise awareness in tobacco farming communities about the benefits of moving away from tobacco and growing sustainable crops;
  3. Support efforts to combat desertification and environmental degradation by decreasing tobacco farming;
  4. Expose industry efforts to obstruct sustainable livelihoods work.

The key measure of campaign success would be the number of governments that pledge to end subsidies on tobacco growing.

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Dangers of Exposure to Second and Third-Hand Smoke

See our Smoke-Free Environments page for information on the importance of smoke-free environments and the dangers of second and third-hand smoke.

Funding and Grants

Funding and grants available for tobacco and vaping product education and prevention projects are listed on our Funding & Grants page.

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