The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Canadian Children and Youth

Tracy Vaillancourt et al. Children and youth flourish in environments that are predictable, safe, and structured. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted these protective factors making it difficult for children and youth to adapt and thrive. Pandemic-related school closures, family stress, and trauma have led to increases in mental health problems in some children and youth, […]

10 Really Bad Things the Tobacco Industry Has Done to Entice Kids to Start Smoking

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American Lung Association Tobacco companies have decades of experience marketing their products to kids and teens. From ad campaigns to product placement to cartoon characters, Big Tobacco has spent big bucks on getting kids to start smoking. Tactics are deceptive and gloss over the fact that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in […]

10 Ways the Tobacco Industry Targets Youth

grayscale photo of person smoking Tobacco companies are intentionally trying to normalize tobacco use and promote addictive products to younger generations so they can continue making money. Here we lay out 10 examples of how tobacco companies have covertly and deliberately designed their products and marketing messages to exploit young people’s interests and get them addicted.