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Dr. Derek Poteryko

Dr. Derek Poteryko joins Joseph Planta to talk about World No Tobacco Day, and discuss his book First You Smoked, No You Live.

First You Smoked, No You Live by Dr. Derek Poteryko.

Click to buy this book: First You Smoked, No You Live [1]

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver at TheCommentary.ca.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 is World No Tobacco Day. We know we shouldn’t smoke, yet we can all name people we know who do and who ought to know better. Dr. Derek Poteryko joins me now. He is a family physician based in Nanaimo and the medical director of the Central Island Smoking Intervention Clinic. They’re at www.cisic.ca [2]. He is the author of a book First You Smoked, Now You Live. Over four million Canadians still smoke. Up to 70% of those who smoke want to quit, and of course few have had success at it. We’ll get some tips on how to quit, as well discuss the provincial government’s plans with regards to quitting smoking. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Nanaimo, BC, Dr. Derek Poteryko; Good morning, Dr. Poteryko.