Across Canada, smoking leads to 37,000 deaths every year, meaning that someone dies every 12 minutes due to some smoking-related illness. Altogether, cigarettes kill more people than the combined deaths from traffic accidents, drug abuse, suicides, and murders across the country.
Recent news reports have placed a spotlight on global supply shortages for a variety of foods, among them are lettuce, avocados, rice, vanilla, and cocoa. Changing weather patterns have had an impact on such common household food items, as climate change has gradually altered the environments in which these crops grow and thrive.
When thinking about the factors that determine our health, what comes to your mind? Genetics? Lifestyle? What if I told you that much of our health is also determined by an array of physical, social, and environmental factors?
Income, believe it or not, plays a vital role in shaping our health outcomes, including our risk of heart disease. Now, I’m sure you’re all wondering the same thing – how?