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[Canada] Excessive tax to blame for contraband

On behalf of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association just short of 20,000 cigarette butts were picked up and subjected to analysis. The results were surprising. Just over a quarter of the butts picked up in Toronto and surrounding area were contraband
North Bay (Ont) Nugget (ca)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:44
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[Canada] Nunavut smoking rates high, but tobacco law enforcement low

Twelve years into implementation, no fines have been levied under Nunavut’s Tobacco Control Act for smoking within prohibited areas despite the territory remaining the highest per capita smoking jurisdiction in Canada. That’s according to Health Ministe
Nunatsiaq News (ca)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:42
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[Canada] The Ultimate Tobacco Control Failure: 90% of Pregnant Women Smoking (2nd in an investigative series)

Why are smoking rates so much higher in Nunavut than in the rest of Canada and other far Northern parts of the world? ...is the tort litigation against the tobacco industry diverting public attention from scrutinizing the role that government regulatory
Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:41
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[Canada] Study to explore e-cigarettes as smoking cessation tool

“Ultimately, multiple trials in multiple populations will be necessary to establish the efficacy of e-cigarettes,” said Dr. Eisenberg, “but ours is a significant first step.” At the moment, neither Health Canada, nor the US Food and Drug Administration h
McGill Reporter (ca)
added Dec 8, 2016 02:04
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[Canada] Total smoking ban coming to hospital

The Dryden Regional Health Centre plans to implement a new smoke-free policy for buildings and adjacent grounds effective Jan. 4. The transition to a 100 per cent smoke-free facility supports the hospital’s goal to provide a safe and healthy environment
Thunder Bay (Ont) Chronicle-Journal (ca)
added Dec 7, 2016 17:01
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[Canada] MARTIAL: Sounding the alarm

In Canada, the vapor industry is facing both federal and provincial governments, intent on overregulating their products and activities. It is worth noting at the outset that Canadian governments have a low tolerance for accountability. Public consultati
Tobacco Reporter
added Dec 5, 2016 23:34
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[Canada] FROM THE ARCHIVES 30 years ago smoking in public places was banned in Vancouver — and smokers were outraged

In February 1986, Vancouver city council began to discuss banning smoking in most public places and at work. It was called the toughest smoking bylaw in the country. By December of that year, the bylaw was passed and being enforced.
CBC News (ca)
added Dec 4, 2016 21:21
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[Canada] Will Edmonton follow suit on hookah ban?

Edmonton has about 40 venues where hookah is allowed, both with and without a liquor licence. The compliance team’s main concern is surrounding the health of those who frequent the venues but minors in hookah lounges and, in some cases, the use of illega
GlobalTV (ca)
added Dec 4, 2016 17:13
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[Canada] North Bay high schools hotbed of contraband smokes

North Bay ranks one of the highest for illicit tobacco use in Ontario, ranking second overall in the province behind just Sault Ste. Marie according to a just-released study of 19,934 cigarette butts discarded across the province. The study conducted by
BayToday.ca (ca)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:29
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[Canada] Illegal smokes on the rise

More than one-quarter of all the butts tossed to the curb are contraband and the numbers are rising. Almost 35% of Barrie smokers are lighting up contraband cigarettes, compared to approximately 20% in 2015. Between Sept. 1 and 19, WrightOn Marketing co
Barrie (Ont) Examiner (ca)
added Dec 2, 2016 05:25
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