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[Canada] PREVENTION AS A CURE

The dramatic plunge in smoking rates since the 1960s has saved 800,000 lives in the United States alone and accounts for most of the recent drop in cancer mortality, a 2012 American study concluded. If any basic science or drug discovery had made even c
National Post (ca)
added May 24, 2017 02:30
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[USA] LEADING FROM UP NORTH How Canada Is Solving the Menthol Tobacco Problem (PDF)

How did our neighbor to the North become a global leader in tackling the problem of regulating menthol tobacco? And what lessons can we learn from Canada’s experience in adopting and implementing restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco pro
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added May 8, 2017 14:05
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[Canada] CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE ON TOBACCO FRAUD

We intend to seek justice for society, especially for the victims of Big Tobacco, by supporting litigation against the industry that has the potential to lead to public health benefits and changed industry behaviour. Our mission then is to reduce the dis
Campaign for Justice on Tobacco Fraud [ Campagne pour obtenir justice face à la fraude du tabac] (ca)
added May 2, 2017 19:11
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[Canada] Heart attack rates in Calgary plummet dramatically in wake of tobacco bans

On Jan. 1, 2007, a prohibition on smoking in public places went into effect in the city, followed by a similar provincewide measure the following year. In Calgary, the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people slipped from 222.3 in 2006 to 198.6 the fo
Calgary (Alb) Herald
added Apr 24, 2017 14:31
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[Canada] Cultural argument for shisha a smoke screen, prof argues

May Telmissany, a professor of Arabic studies at the University of Ottawa, said it's an exaggeration... Several hookah establishments in Ottawa have decided to take legal action against the city's ban on waterpipes, arguing the ban infringes on their cul
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 10, 2017 16:31
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[Canada] Big Tobacco warns plain-packaging will increase contraband problem as Senate studies anti-smoking bill

The industry says the Liberals’ Bill S-5 is a gift to organized crime; anti-smoking groups say concerns over the legislation are being overstated, and that plain packaging will make cigarettes less attractive to kids. Representatives of Imperial Tobacco
National Post (ca)
added Apr 6, 2017 02:05
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Canada's smoking rate falls slightly in 2015: StatsCan

The Canadian Community Health Survey found 17.7 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and older -- or roughly 5.3 million people -- smoked either daily or occasionally in 2015, down slightly from 18.1 per cent a year earlier. The Statistics Canada survey showed
Canadian Press
added Mar 23, 2017 14:06
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[Canada] Canadian Convenience Stores Association: Small Business Retailers React to Federal Budget

proposed federal legislation to implement 'plain packaging' of tobacco products is passed. "By making it even harder for law enforcement to distinguish between legal and illegal tobacco products, Bill S-5 will give criminals an even easier ride to sell ci
MarketWired
added Mar 23, 2017 01:44
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[Canada] Health groups want Alberta to raise tobacco tax, bolster anti-smoking programs

EDMONTON -- A coalition of health groups wants the Alberta government to raise the tobacco tax in its next budget and spend some of the money on anti-smoking programs aimed at young people. Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta said an increase of $1.50 on a
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 20, 2017 15:26
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[Canada] To vape or not to vape: Alberta expert says research is lacking

“It took us 50 years to learn that conventional cigarettes cause lung cancer – 50 years… We can’t decide on the danger or lack of danger related to inhaling chemicals into our lungs until we have long-term data,” said Barry Finegan, a smoking cessation e
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jan 19, 2017 23:22
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