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[Canada] Spike in fires blamed on cigarettes extinguished in flower pots or mulch

“All the chemicals that are inside the cedar mulch or the flower pots are decomposing and the heat from the cigarette or any kind of heat source just ignites it,” he said. Dorion said these kinds of fires appear to be on the rise since April. “Since Ap
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jun 30, 2016 16:48

[Canada] ‘Considerable proportion’ of cancer patients keep smoking despite risks, study finds

Not even cancer can be enough to scare smokers off cigarettes, suggests new Canadian research that shows a significant proportion keep smoking after being handed a cancer diagnosis. Researchers found “minimal differences” in smoking behaviours between
National Post (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 14:29

[Canada] R. v. Pourlotfali, 2016 ONCA 490 (CanLII)

even if the respondent believed the shopper was 19, it was not sufficient that she held this belief after asking for and examining identification that showed she was under age. The respondent’s “human error” did not afford her a defence as it was not a be
Canadian Legal Information Institute (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 14:02

[Canada] Metro mayor proposes return-it deposit on cigarette butts

A Metro Vancouver mayor is pitching a B.C.-wide return-it deposit for cigarette butts — similar to the fees charged for pop cans and beer bottles — as a way to keep the litter from contaminating storm drains and local waterways. North Vancouver Mayor Da (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 13:57

[Canada] 'Considerable proportion' of cancer patients keep smoking despite risks, study finds

Researchers found “minimal differences” in smoking behaviours between those with cancer and those without. One in five Canadians who answered yes in a national health survey when asked, “Do you have cancer,” also reported smoking daily or occasionally,
National Post (ca)
added Jun 27, 2016 02:32


The Government of Canada addresses the public health issue of tobacco control through the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS). Launched in 2001, the FTCS was designed as a comprehensive, integrated and sustained approach to achieving reductions in to
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Jun 24, 2016 14:01

[Canada] Time to quit using word ‘habit’ for smoking on P.E.I.

the University of Ottawa professor is hoping that physicians, health-care providers and the general public begin refraining from using the word in the same sentence as smoking altogether. “(Using the word habit) immediately reveals a failure to understan
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Jun 24, 2016 10:56

[Canada] Canadian Cancer Society tells teens to think twice about vaping

“We’re not going against the e-cigarette (vape) as a way to potentially help somebody quit smoking,” said Lyz Gilgunn, the society’s health promotion coordinator. “If it helps somebody quit smoking, then it’s far preferred. Our main message is we don’t w
Vancouver (BC) Province
added Jun 24, 2016 10:49

[Canada] What's the key to quitting smoking? KEEP TRYING! Average smoker takes 30 attempts to kick the habit

'For so long we've been talking about five to seven attempts to quit. 'For us (the numbers) were a lot higher.'.. When the study began in 2005, participants reported how many times they recalled ever making a serious attempt to quit smoking, and at eac
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 23, 2016 21:20

[Canada] Smokers may try to quit 30 times before it sticks

Though conventional wisdom says it takes five to seven attempts for most smokers to quit, those estimates may be very low, a recent study suggests. Based on data for more than 1,200 adult smokers in Canada, the real average number of quit attempts before
added Jun 23, 2016 21:15
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