Smoking Alternatives

New technology is giving you better options.

Technology is quickly revolutionizing the way we live our lives. New technologies could mean the end of cigarettes.

Quitting entirely is always the best option.

But a number of products, such as those based on heating or vaping, are better alternatives to smoking.

These alternatives are not meant for non-smokers — they are not risk-free and contain nicotine, which is addictive.

"The bottom line is getting people off of smoke. There is nothing dirtier, more harmful than smoke as a delivery mechanism for nicotine." David Hammond, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo – CBC Radio, Feb. 9, 2017

Heated Tobacco Products

These electronic devices heat tobacco at much lower temperatures than cigarettes, warm enough to release a nicotine-containing aerosol but without the burning or the smoke.

Nicotine Containing Products

These products, such as vaping or e-cigarettes, generate a nicotine-containing vapour from a liquid solution – either by heating or through a controlled chemical reaction.

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