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PHO Rounds: Health Conditions Attributable to Smoking and Alcohol by Public Health Unit in Ontario

 A new report by Ontario Health and Public Health Ontario provides estimates of the prevalence of smoking and alcohol use in the province and includes detailed estimates of the number of harms caused by smoking and alcohol consumption. The report also provides estimates of the number of cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes, respiratory, communicable disease, neuropsychiatric, and injury harms. 

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Updated 22 Oct 2019