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[Canada] Ottawa moves to ban menthol cigarettes, citing appeal to young

Lesley James, senior manager of health policy at the Heart and Stroke Foundation, said menthol is a “gateway” flavouring agent and it is important to move forward with the proposed ban. “Menthol-flavoured cigarettes are one of the most dangerous and dec
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Apr 30, 2016 15:28

[Canada] Ottawa moves to ban menthol cigarettes citing appeal to first-time smokers

The federal government has served notice it is moving to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes because of their appeal to young and first-time smokers. The posting in the latest Canada Gazette starts the clock on a 30-day public comment period. The governmen
Metro (ca)
added Apr 30, 2016 00:28

Government of Canada moving forward with proposal to ban menthol in most tobacco products - Proposal would expand previous restrictions on flavours that appeal to youth

Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, announced consultations on proposed amendments that would restrict menthol flavoured tobacco products on the Canadian market and would further protect youth from the dangers of tobacco use.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 20:32

[Canada] Canadian Cancer Society applauds national ban on menthol cigarettes

"A ban on menthol cigarettes is an essential and necessary measure to protect Canadian kids," says Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Cancer Society. "Menthol cigarettes mask the harsh taste of tobacco smoke and make it easier for youth to e
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 20:31


This notice offers interested parties the opportunity to provide comments...The amendment would prohibit the use of menthol in cigarettes, blunt wraps (tobacco leaves for rolling) and most cigars in order to make them less appealing to youth.
Canada Gazette (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 19:04

[Canada, UK] E-cigarette study doesn't convince Nova Scotia's top doctor

Strang said there is evidence that e-cigarettes make it easier for people to continue smoking. "They can keep using their e-cigarette where they can't use a cigarette and then keep using cigarettes where they can." That wasn't the case for John Burke. A
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 29, 2016 12:14
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[Canada] Region bans waterpipe or hookah smoking in public places

Health concerns muffled what little outcry there was about the potential for lost business when Peel Council voted Thursday to ban waterpipe smoking in the region’s bars, cafes, lounges and various other public spaces.
Brampton (ONTARIO) Guardian
added Apr 29, 2016 09:19

[Canada] P.E.I. flavoured tobacco ban details coming

P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson is preparing to unveil a ban on the sale of all flavoured tobacco -including menthol. Government announced last June it would bring in the ban, but said it needed time to come up with the details, including whethe
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 28, 2016 20:26

[Canada, UK] PICARD: Taking an abstinence-only approach to vaping undermines public health

In Canada, smoking kills an estimated 37,000 people a year. It is a major cause of disability, health costs and premature death. You lose about three months of life expectancy for ever year of smoking...If we continue to embrace an abstinence-only approac
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Apr 28, 2016 15:49

[Canada] Ottawa's cigarette butt waste program needs work, BIA says

The city program charged with cleaning up hundreds of thousands of cigarette butts tossed onto Ottawa streets every year is cumbersome and ineffective, according to the Bank Street BIA. And a city councillor agrees, saying it's likely time for a change.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 26, 2016 14:49
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