Saskatoon police said in an emailed statement that officers are trained to “preserve the scene, question witnesses and collect information” quickly in response to a sudden death. That way, if the death is determined to be suspicious, no information is compromised.
Police have passed the case on to Crown prosecutors to decide if any charges will be laid.
Dunn said police officers he dealt with on the day of his wife’s death treated him with respect and compassion — one of them even let him use their cell phone to call his youngest child to give him the news while he was still in custody.
Dunn said his wife should have been eligible for the Medical Assistance in Dying program, and that police should never have needed to be involved.
“I don’t know why she was (refused),” he said. “There’s something wrong, and it needs to be fixed.”
Chmura pursued assisted dying when chronic pain from fibromyalgia became too much to bear. One of the criteria to be eligible for assisted death is to be suffering from a “grievous and irremediable medical condition.”
Dunn said his wife was denied access to assisted death because her death was not considered “reasonably foreseeable” — one of the necessary conditions laid out by the government.
But Dunn also said he has seen cases from other provinces where people with similar circumstances to his wife’s were approved.
“It’s not consistent,” he said. “The only difference that I could tell … is their age and province of residence.”
Dunn said being denied access to assisted dying added a frightening level of “unknown” to his wife’s case. He said she feared something going wrong if she attempted suicide, which might lead to a slow death in the hospital because of her do not resuscitate orders.
“Nothing changed other than she had to do it herself, and she didn’t know if it would work,” he said. “If she woke up, she would have probably tried it again. If she didn’t wake up, then that would have been … like two weeks, for her to die.”
According to Statistics Canada, there were 1,982 medically assisted deaths in the country during the first year the legislation was in effect.
The same report indicates there have been 77 requests for assisted death in Saskatchewan during the same time period, 29 of which received a medically assisted death.
During the first year, less than seven requests were declined in the province.
Dunn said after being denied, Chmura began making her own plans to take her life. In the end, being at home with him was what his wife wanted when she died, he said.
“It’s not about me … I was just doing what a loving husband would do,” he said. “I hated it, of course. I miss her every day. But … her quality of life just sucked.”
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"The tobacco industry continues to aggressively promote the use of tobacco products and to hide the dangers of tobacco use; but, we are fighting back to help prevent this ongoing devastation".
Duncan Selbie, chief executive of Public Health England, said the United Kingdom has the second lowest smoking rate in Europe after Sweden, which proves that the Government's tobacco-control policies are effective.
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The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
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The Charity noted that: "e-cigarettes are nearly certainly far safer than smoking, as they do not contain tobacco".
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It said lack of awareness about the risks of tobacco use was most common in low and middle-income countries. "We urge the government to take immediate action such as enforce the long delayed 85 percent Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) on cigarette packs to inform about health hazards associated with tobacco use", he said and adding "We need to caution the smokers and others around him on priority basis".
The global health agency, in the report by health experts, said spreading the message that tobacco caused deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helped prevent "needless" loss of life. Let us choose health, not tobacco, Moeti advised.
Support hotlines have been set up and a tax hike has been mooted to tackle smoking in Vietnam, where more than 100 people are killed by smoking-related diseases per day.
"Progress is uneven in protecting consumers from the tobacco industry, " Bettcher said.
WHO estimates that the prevalence of smoking across the world has dropped from 27 per cent at the turn of the century to 20 per cent in 2016.
Another study from UPenn found that it costs employers, on average, ,813 dollars more per year to employ a smoker compared to a non-smoker.
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