About

Goal:

Reduce the negative health outcomes caused by tobacco use in Nunavut.

Activities:

The Tobacco Reduction Program is part of the Government of Nunavut, Department of Health based in Iqaluit, Nunavut. The program manages tobacco reduction activities in all 25 Nunavut communities.

  • Protecting Nunavummiut from second-hand smoke and other harms of tobacco by strengthening and enforcing the Tobacco Control and Smoke-Free Places Act.
  • ASupporting tobacco users to reduce and quit smoking or chewing with access to information in the language of their choice, counselling, medications and community programs.
  • Training health and wellness workers on tobacco cessation.
  • De-normalizing tobacco use in Nunavut via mass media initiatives, such as the Tobacco Has No Place Here campaign, utilizing Facebook, radio, television and other media.

Staff:

  • Tobacco Reduction Program Manager
  • Senior Tobacco Program Officer
  • Tobacco Program Officer
  • Tobacco Reduction Program Analyst