Peel Public Health raises concerns over chewing tobacco use among teens
TORONTO – Peel region health officials say 4 per cent of teenagers in grade 7 to 12 have admitted to using chewing tobacco in the past 12 months.
Officials are warning youth that smokeless tobacco products have serious health implications as they contain thousands of chemicals.
In recent weeks, the province made moves to limit tobacco use and exposure by instituting a ban on smoking in restaurant/bar patios, playgrounds and outdoor sports fields.
However, opposition critics say the governing Liberals are still not doing enough to curb tobacco use, especially with regards to flavored tobacco products.