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[Canada] Anti-smoking campaign: Tobacco makes its victims suffer before it kills them

two out of three Quebecers — are close to someone who has suffered health problems linked to tobacco, according to a survey by the Quebec Council on Smoking unveiled Sunday. The report was released on the first day of the 2015 Quebec Tobacco-Free Week, c
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Jan 18, 2015 18:16
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[Canada, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Waterloo researcher wins top award for tobacco control efforts

Prof. Geoffrey Fong, shown here in 2006 at the University of Waterloo, has received an award from the American Cancer Society for his outstanding research in tobacco control.
Kitchener-Waterloo (ONT) Record (ca)
added Mar 21, 2015 22:07
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[Florida] Fla. Court Upholds $30M Tobacco Award Despite Misgivings ($$)

affirmed a $10 million compensatory damages award and $20 million punitive damages award for Vernell Smith … judges said that despite the thin evidentiary basis for such a large award in the case, they reluctantly had to affirm the judgment under the prec
Law360
added Nov 22, 2013 12:16
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[Canada] Quebec tables bill to crack down on e-cigarettes

"You won't be able to smoke anywhere you smoke a real cigarette. You won't be able to smoke in a restaurant. You'll have to be nine metres from the door...All the laws that are there for regular cigarettes, you're going to have to respect that," said Luc
CBC News (ca)
added May 11, 2015 14:48
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[Canada] Alberta bans flavoured tobacco but not menthol

Failing to include menthol in Alberta’s new flavoured tobacco ban has critics smoking mad. As of June 2015, the sale of flavoured tobaccos will be illegal — although the ban does not include menthol cigarettes — and minimum cigarette pack sizes will be
Edmonton (Alb) Sun (ca)
added Nov 14, 2014 16:54
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[Kansas] FDA report on menthol cigarettes cites KU study; researcher argues for ban

If additional regulations or even a ban on menthol cigarettes follow a U.S. Food and Drug Administration report released last week, it will be thanks in small part to a group of researchers at the Kansas University Medical Center. The FDA last week relea
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Aug 1, 2013 21:08
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[Florida] US Supreme Court Rejects Big Tobacco Appeal

said a Philip Morris lawyer in a statement. “We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases.” They will have their hands full. “Other individual cases can proceed just like Douglas did with
Lawyers.com Blog
added Oct 15, 2013 16:10
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[Canada] Controversy surrounds possible menthol cigarette ban in Nova Scotia

On Tuesday, the Atlantic Convenience Stores Association called on the government to exclude menthol tobacco from the ban, saying the flavoured cigarettes will still be brought into the province through illegal means.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Mar 25, 2015 17:30
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[Canada] BELCHETZ: The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

So when no evidence exists to show that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use by humans, when laboratory studies demonstrate worrisome potential physiological risks, and when strong evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are leading our youth to consid
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:07
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[Canada] Ontario health minister studying e-cigarettes as Toronto mulls ban

Health Minister Eric Hoskins won’t rule out action on e-cigarettes but says he’s gathering more information on the “new phenomenon” as Toronto considers a ban on their use in public places. “There may be measures that need to be taken by the province but
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Aug 14, 2014 06:08
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