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Canadian Pharmacy – Solution for Low Cost Medications

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Some governments have been crossing the border into Canada to buy prescription drugs because costs of purchase save people a big amount of money. Since more and more people find it difficult to manage their finances due to the downward economy, they find means and ways to save money and cutting down their expenses on medications is one of the solutions they see. Each Canada pharmacy is a perfect place for purchasing prescription or generic medications at cost-effective prices. Because of providing Canada prescription drugs online at very easy on the pocket prices, these pharmacies have a long list of worldwide customers. These pharmacies have carved a special niche in the global market for cost-effective medications (Canadian prescription medications).

To pay a good amount of money for medications, all you need to do is just place your order online at any selected Canada online pharmacy. Numerous pharmacies in Canada also sell medications with or without prescription. However, these prescription drugs are examines and approved by Health Canada or by the Federal Regulatory Body, which is responsible for safety and effectiveness of the Canada prescription drugs. Canada prescription drugs like Prevacid, Premarin, Celexa, Celebrex, Fosamax, Zocor, Zoloft, Tamoxifen, Actonel, Flomax, etc are available online at very discount prices up to 90% discount.

These medications are for different types of diseases and health problems. Those patients who don’t have health insurance or already spent a good amount of money, buying Canada prescription drugs online is one of the best ways of saving a huge amount of money. Apart from this, they need not go anywhere as they have to simply place their order online. These pharmacies in Canada are also known for safe delivery of medications. Numerous pharmacies also offer free shipment, but in a fix area.

Patients’ safety is the main concern of these pharmacies and for this, all the prescription and generic medications are reviewed appropriately by the licensed pharmacist as well as physicians before being delivered. Canada online pharmacies are also known for offering round the clock services.

No doubt, by offering safe and approved medications for all types mild to moderate diseases at very attractive discounts, Canada Pharmacies have really changed the concept of purchasing prescription medications. But, because of the growing popularity, numerous fake pharmacies are also available online that never disclose any contact number or address as they are not approved pharmacies.

If you are looking for quality drugs that have low prices, then a Canadian pharmacy can give you a more competitive price. Just be sure that you are purchasing from a licensed pharmacy and this might save give you up to 80% savings.

Smoking Statistics in Canada

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Smoking statistics for Canada are generated by the Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) which collects data on tobacco use and related issues in Canada. The data collected provides useful information on both the incidence (number of new smokers) and the prevalence (total number of smokers) of smoking in the Canadian population.

Overall the long term trends show that the prevalence of smoking in Canada is decreasing from a high of 35% of the population in 1985 to less than 18% of the population in 2008.

The province of British Columbia has the lowest rate of prevalence for smoking across the country (14.7%) with all prairie provinces having the highest prevalence at 20.8%. Remaining provinces were slightly above the national average, hovering around 19-20%.

Here is how the Canadian smoking statistics break down by age groups. This data is from the 2008 CTUMS database. Complete data sets for 2009 are not yet available.

* 15-19 yrs old. – 15% of this population classify themselves as smokers. While unchanged from the previous year, this figure is the lowest since Canada began collecting and monitoring smoking statistics. Some provinces such as Newfoundland and Labrador have shown a decrease of 3% in this age group from the previous year.
* 20-24 yrs old. – 27% of this population are smoking. Among this age group males continue to smoke at a higher rate and smoke more cigarettes per capita than the female smokers in this age group.
* 25 – 45 yr old age group has the highest number of people who are giving up smoking. Between 25 and 45 yrs of age the number of people who classify themselves as former smokers increased by just over 16%.

Canada has been engaged in smoking reduction efforts for over ten years. There has been a consistent effort to get the message out about the health risks of smoking. Laws have been passed in many provinces to prevent smoking in public buildings and municipalities have implemented smoking bans that prevent smoking in any building, even bars and restaurants. Recently the smoking bans in Vancouver, BC and surrounding areas have been extended to included a restriction on smoking cigarettes within 7 meters of a building entrance.

Some communities are considering smoking laws to create smoke free outdoor patios, parks, and beaches. These types of measure reflect a change in the attitude of the public that welcomes regulation to protect the health of all citizens.

Since the smoking statistics show a clear drop in the prevalence of smoking in Canada it is clear there are a significant number of people who are giving up smoking cigarettes. But more importantly, less and less Canadians are being influenced to take up the habit in the first place.

So of those people who are still in the smoking minority who are they? An examination of the social epidemiology reveals some interesting statistics.

The highest prevalence of smokers is among the unemployed, poorly educated, and low income populations. The very people who have the least amount of disposable income purchase the majority of cigarettes. For this population at least, it would appear that the economic impact of cigarette smoking is not important enough to motivate a change in smoking behaviour.