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The link between alcohol and cancer is important as research shows that only one third of Canadians are aware that they can lower their risk of cancer by reducing how much alcohol they drink. As the majority of Ontario adults drink alcohol, it’s important to know that there is no “safe” amount of alcohol in relation to a person’s risk for cancer. What we do know is that the less alcohol you drink, the more you reduce your risk.
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Wouldurather contest for 18-29 year olds

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit is launching "wouldurather". Smokers 18 to 29 years can enter to quit, cut back by half, or commit to stay away from smoking in certain social settings. Non-smokers and ex-smokers can also enter the contest to commit to continuing their smoke-free lifestyle. Contestants can receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline. There are more than $10,0...
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Fighting food insecurity

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Each year Public Health units use a survey tool, called the Nutritious Food Basket, to measure the cost of basic healthy eating in their local area. The 2017 results for Grey Bruce show that the average cost of feeding a family of four is $203.61 per week or $882.00 per month ($10,584.00 per year).
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Medication return blitz December 13 to 20

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The community is invited to clean out their medicine cabinets and drop off old or unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at various participating pharmacies across Grey and Bruce between December 13 and 20.
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For many smokers the cost of nicotine replacement products can be a barrier to quitting. The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshop offers eligible participants in Grey and Bruce Counties five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help them in their quit attempt.
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