1. According to Canadian guidelines for low-risk drinking, weekly alcohol intake should not
exceed 9 standard drinks for males and 14 for females.
2. The Canadian Addiction Survey reported that almost 80% of Canadians aged 15 and over
report have consumed alcohol.
Alcohol use is prevalent in Canadian society
3. Binge drinking is the leading cause of preventable death among undergraduates and is the
most serious threat to their intellectual, physical, and psychological development.
Highlights dangers of binge drinking
4. Lung cancer is the leading cause of deaths for smokers.
Heart attack is leading cause, with poor prognosis for recovery from heart attack
5. The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)(2003) is the first global public health
treaty. It was signed by Canada and other countries committed to protect present and future
generations from the health and economic consequences of tobacco consumption and
exposure to tobacco smoke.
This framework is intended to help reduce the impact of smoking on public health
1. The Canadian Campus Survey (2004) reported the following:
a. Heavy-frequent drinking was significantly higher for those students living with their families
compared with those living on campus
b. Of concern, was that almost one third of students reported heavy drinking patterns
c. Light infrequent drinking was reported by less than one quarter of students surveyed
d. all of the above statements were reported in the survey ANSWER: B
Heavy drinking is prevalent in students
2. Alcohol dependence:
a. is a primary, chronic disease in which genetic, psychosocial and environmental factors
influence its development and manifestations
b. involves continued use of alcohol despite awareness of social, occupational, psychological or
physical problems related to drinking
c. is a disorder in which individuals develop a strong craving for alcohol because it produces
pleasurable feelings or relieves stress or anxiety
d. none of the above
Explains why some become dependent on alcohol
3. The Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey reported the following:
a. in 2007, over 5.2 million people were smokers (representing 19.1% of the population aged 15
b. 90% of those who smoke reported smoking daily
c. the average number of cigarettes smoked pe