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[Canada] Saskatchewan should make 21 the legal age to buy pot: Canadian Cancer Society

“We know that second-hand marijuana smoke has many of the same toxic chemicals that cigarette, tobacco, smoke has and so we’re very concerned about vulnerable groups like youth and children,” she said Tuesday. The organizations also say the government s
Canadian Press
added Nov 22, 2017 12:40
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[Canada] Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

On April 13, 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the Cannabis Act) in the House of Commons. The proposed Cannabis Act woul
Canada.ca (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:57
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Health Canada Launches Public Consultation on Proposed Approach to the Regulation of Cannabis

The current approach to cannabis does not work. Earlier this year, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the proposed Cannabis Act, to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis. Bill C-45 aims to keep cannabis out of the hands
Canada.ca (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 04:56
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Health Canada report calls for big tax hike on cigarettes

Ottawa needs to hike tobacco taxes significantly to meet its long-term target of reducing smoking to just five per cent of the Canadian population, says a report for Health Canada. The internal report, obtained by CBC News under the Access to Informatio
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:44
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Health Canada Wants To Make Cigarettes Even More Expensive

Bad news for smokers: a report from Health Canada is urging the federal government to raise taxes on cigarettes. If the Trudeau government wants to reduce the number of Canadians who smoke, a promise made in March, then a tax hike on cigarettes is the
MTL BLog (ca)
added Nov 22, 2017 03:43
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[Canada] Cancer and lung associations recommend existing smoking bylaws apply to marijuana

people would have to be 21 to buy recreational pot. In fact, it would also like the age to purchase tobacco raised to 21. That's just two of the many recommendations made by the Cancer Society and the Lung Association in a joint letter to the government
CBC News (ca)
added Nov 21, 2017 13:27
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[Australia, Canada] Tobacco companies could be sued for billions in healthcare costs, experts warn

Canadian provincial governments have launched several successful lawsuits against tobacco giants in recent years, and experts suggest Australia should follow Canada's lead. Smoking rates in Australia have fallen dramatically, but it still kills an estim
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 20, 2017 15:43
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[Canada] MacKENZIE: Four reasons the Australian government should consider litigation against tobacco companies

In a commentary in the Medical Journal of Australia today, we’re arguing governments should consider litigation against the tobacco industry to recover the massive health care costs associated with use of their products. These costs have been borne by Au
The Conversation (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 23:35
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[Australia, Canada] Push for governments to sue tobacco companies and recover health costs of treating smokers

Dr Ross MacKenzie, wrote in the ­Medical Journal of Australia that legal action would also generate publicity that “denormalised” smoking and have a lasting effect on the tobacco industry. “Successful litigation could reduce its financial capacity to eng
Melbourne (Vic) Herald Sun (au)
added Nov 19, 2017 15:32
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[Canada] London Fire brass sound alarm over contraband cigarette dangers after latest fatal blaze

After a second death this year from careless smoking in London, one of the city’s firefighting officials says he’s had enough. More than 20 fires have been caused by careless smoking in 2017 in London alone -- and three of the last four fire-related
London (Ontario) Free Press (ca)
added Nov 18, 2017 02:51
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