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[Canada, Massachusetts] AUDIO: How raising the smoking age to 21 could stop teens from smoking

A small municipality in Massachusetts was the first in the United States to increase the smoking age to 21 from 18 — and the number of teenage smokers decreased dramatically.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 23, 2017 19:03
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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] VIDEO: B.C.’s Health Minister suggests raising legal smoking age to 21

The legal age to purchase tobacco in most Canadian provinces is 19 with the exception of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec. However, many jurisdictions in the United States have already raised the legal smoking age to 21. California is one of
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jan 19, 2017 16:01
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[Canada] New Supports to Help People in Ontario Quit Smoking

Ontario is providing free nicotine replacement products to people leaving hospital, and investing in new programs across the province to help people quit smoking and stay healthy. The province is funding new quit cards, which will be distributed to up t
Ontario, Canada (ca)
added Jan 19, 2017 15:16
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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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[Canada] Consultation Summary: “Plain and Standardized Packaging” for Tobacco Products

Over 58,000 responses from the consultation were received, mostly from Canadians showing support for the proposed PSP measures ....Over 940 references, some in duplicates, were received, and all scientifically sound studies will be taken into considerati
Health Canada
added Jan 18, 2017 21:41
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[Canada] B.C. health minister’s tweet on tobacco consumption age garners controversy

A tweet by B.C.’s health minister is garnering controversy. On Tuesday, Terry Lake publicly wondered if it was time to consider raising the age of tobacco consumption to 21.
CHEK-TV (ca)
added Jan 18, 2017 15:30
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[Canada] SCHWARTZ: Doctors’ Notes: Why e-cigarettes are better than smoking but worse than nothing

As a tobacco control scientist, I see one advantage of electronic cigarettes: they’re much less hazardous than smoking. But they’re not harmless, so I would strongly discourage non-smokers from taking up the habit. Smoking is still a major problem. One
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Jan 17, 2017 22:05
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[Canada] A day at a time: Celebrating National Non-Smoking Week

“Since 1977, we have observed National Non-Smoking Week as one of the longest-running public health events in Canada’s history. Each year we take the opportunity to emphasize the importance of quitting smoking, even trying it ‘one day at a time’ on Weedl
Government of British Columbia (ca)
added Jan 16, 2017 21:53
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[Canada] Smoking kills 14 Quebecers a day: Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health

This week marks tobacco-free week in Quebec and the stakes couldn’t be higher. According to the Quebec Council on Tobacco and Health, there are 1.4 million smokers in the province. In 2016, over 5,000 people died of lung cancer, directly related to smo
GlobalTV (ca)
added Jan 16, 2017 17:55
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