|For the Week of January 28, 1997|
quadruple - increase by four times. So if a budget of $2 million was quadrupled, it would be $8 million.
statistics - numbers collected and analyzed, in this case numbers about people and how they live.
death rates - the number of people who die from a certain cause.
lung cancer - cancer of the lungs, which is one of the most common cancers that smokers get.
cited - referred to, mentioned.
Statistics Canada - the government organization that is responsible for collecting information on Canada and Canadians.
declined - has reduced or shrunk over time.
annual - yearly.
non-profit organizations - groups or companies that work for a goal, but do not try to make profit. Often they work for health, environmental or social causes.
tobacco reduction - efforts to lower the amount of tobacco used by people because of its terrible and expensive health effects.
embarking - starting out.
foundation - an institution or organization funded by a charitable gift of money.
collaborate - work together with.
demographic - studying the characteristics of human populations.
tailored - changed to fit an individual need or purpose.
casting a very broad net - a figure of speech meaning an effort that is unfocussed, that misses many of the people it is aimed at.
cessation - stopping or bringing something to an end.
decoys - impostors, lures.
convict - proven to have broken the law.
retailers - people who sell goods, for example, grocers.
suspended - taken away temporarily.
tactic - a plan of action.
repeat offender - someone who has already been charge with a crime, who repeats the same crime at a later date.
minimal - very small.
enforcement - making sure people obey the law, and punishing them if they do not. Some laws aren't enforced right away, to give time for people to adjust to them.
morality - whether something is right or wrong.
sting operations - activities that try to trap people who are breaking the law, usually by using people pretending to be customers or criminals.
misrepresenting - pretending to be something you are not.
undercover - secret.
media outlets - organizations that gather and report the news, such as papers, television and radio stations.
economic consequences - the financial impact of something, in this case, the effect on sales.
revoked - taken away.
chain stores - stores that have several locations.
informants - people who will tell the authorities about someone breaking the law.
vendor - someone who sells products.
assessing - investigating, considering.
lawsuit - a legal action where one person or group tries to get compensation from another for something they have done that has caused harm.