The government of Saskatchewan has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing tobacco use in the province along with helping those trying to quit. The pledge comes during National Non-Smoking Week.

“National Non-Smoking Week provides an opportunity to recognize tobacco reduction efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Health and provincial tobacco reduction stakeholders,” stated Health Minister Don McMorris.

“We have introduced important legislation to reduce smoking cheapest President cigarettes and the harmful effects of environmental tobacco smoke, and we continue to support cessation.”

One piece of legislation makes it illegal to smoke in a vehicle with children under the age of 16. Smoking is also banned on school grounds in the province.

The government also added two smoking cessation prescription drugs – Champix and Zyban – to the provincial drug plan last year.

An estimated 720 people in Saskatchewan die each year from lung diseases caused by smoking.