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[Canada] Imperial Tobacco challenges Quebec ban on tobacco, menthol cigarettes

Imperial Tobacco has launched a legal challenge of certain parts of Quebec’s tobacco-control law and is asking a judge to strike them down on constitutional grounds. The company has filed an application for judicial review with Quebec Superior Court, sa
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Mar 3, 2016 17:33

[Canada] E-Cigarettes could soon be regulated in Alberta

Alberta’s new Health Minister considers e-cigarettes “dangerous”, and wants to impose rules on their use and sale. Stephen Mandel says he wants new regulations in place “as soon as possible”.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Oct 3, 2014 01:22

[Canada] Smoking sparked massive Edmonton condo blaze

About 400 people were forced from their homes by a condominium blaze early Monday. The four-storey condo fire at Park Place Hamptons, near 199 Street and 53 Avenue, broke out in the early morning hours on Monday.
added Jul 22, 2014 13:32

Solomon Islands to start enforcing new Tobacco Control laws

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has announced it has started with putting no smoking stickers on buses, taxis and government vehicles. The Ministry of Health says smokers found smoking in public vehicles could be fined up to 2,750 US dollars
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added Nov 20, 2013 12:53

[Canada, New York] Ontario ramps up fight against contraband tobacco

Ministry officials said it is believed that the growth of tobacco farms is due in part to the fact that some are selling their product to underground manufacturers. They said by registering each farm it will be easier to follow the leaf and the money.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Apr 24, 2015 12:28

Czech Republic Opens Assault on Smoking and Drinking

The government’s plan includes a ban on smoking in restaurants, higher prices for tobacco and alcohol, more graphic warnings on cigarette packets, more limits on video gambling parlors, and fines for “operators of facilities in which drunk children would
Transitions Online
added Jan 19, 2016 17:04

[Canada] Cigarettes with lower levels of nicotine 'do NOT lead to increased smoking intensity' to satisfy cravings

He said: 'Our study suggests that smokers are unable or unwilling to compensate when there is markedly less nicotine in the cigarette and when the experience of smoking is far less rewarding. 'Our study may help regulators anticipate the possible conseq
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 26, 2014 13:36

[Canada] Currie urges ban on flavoured tobacco

Health Minister Doug Currie is encouraging Health Canada to bring in a national ban on candy-flavoured tobacco products. Currie said he sent a letter to that effect, a letter that is currently on its way to Health Canada. Opposition MLA James Aylward mo
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added May 20, 2014 10:00

[Canada] Alberta Laying the Foundation for Contraband Tobacco Problem

With today's release of the Alberta budget, the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) is concerned that the government's decision to increase tobacco taxes risks fueling contraband tobacco in the province.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Mar 27, 2015 15:39

[Canada] Alberta to phase in flavoured tobacco ban legislation, but exempts menthol

Health Minister Stephen Mandel said Thursday the legislation — to be phased in — will still protect young people from the dangers of other flavoured tobacco. After a year of study since the law was passed, the government decided that banning the popular
Canadian Press
added Nov 21, 2014 11:58
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