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Canada’s big tobacco firms say Quebec lawsuit oversteps Parliament

are accusing the plaintiffs in a landmark class-action lawsuit of attempting to use the courts to do what Parliament doesn’t dare: ban the sale of cigarettes...cigarettes have at least one use – to give smokers pleasure – and Quebec Superior Court cannot
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 06:20
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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] Ontario moves to regulate e-cigarettes, ban flavoured tobacco

Ontario moved Monday to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes, ban all flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus with its Making Healthier Choices Act.
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Nov 24, 2014 14:41
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[Canada] VIDEO: E-cigarette legislation coming this fall: N.S. health minister - Halifax

“Even if I wasn’t the health minister, I’m concerned about that as a citizen,” he said. Glavine’s comment were in response to a story by Global News about the confusion surrounding e-cigarette rules.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Aug 8, 2014 08:30
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Paraguay's tobacco-growing president says he'll sell off his cigarette factory

Paraguay's new President Horacio Cartes says he's willing to sell off his cigarette-making business that has often drawn criticism from foreign governments worried about contraband.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 16, 2013 19:41
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[China] Officials in Hebei vow to quit smoking to help fight air pollution

Chinafile reports that officials from Cangzhou City in Hebei province vowed to quit smoking in a (stupid, theatrical, useless) attempt to help combat the awful air conditions in the region. To prove the seriousness of the situation, a party official th
Shanghaiist (blog)
added Aug 14, 2013 02:20
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[Canada] SWEANOR: We need pragmatic vision on nicotine

If passed, Bill S-5 will make it illegal for a company to tell smokers that lower-risk products are, well, lower risk... We can replace an approach based on punishing and shaming smokers into trying to quit with one that empowers them to succeed. With a
Hamilton (Ont) Spectator (ca)
added Sep 4, 2017 11:47
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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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Zambia refuses to ban tobacco production

The Zambian government said it cannot afford to ban tobacco production and trade because doing so could result in massive job losses and income especially in rural communities, the Zambia Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
Xinhua Newswire
added Jan 20, 2016 21:03
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Inuit Smoking Rates in Canada Are Worse Than the National Average in the 1950s

Canada's North is facing a health crisis, as skyrocketing cancer rates amongst its Indigenous peoples are far and away the highest in the world, according to a new international study. That result is, in part, due a total failure of the all levels of go
Vice.com
added Jan 28, 2016 20:21
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