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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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CROWLEY: Canada's 'abstinence only' approach to smoking tobacco isn't helping

Unrealistic “abstinence only” policies have been signal failures in reducing drug use or teenage sex. Why would we think it is a good idea where tobacco is concerned? We have the opportunity essentially to eliminate the cigarette through technological c
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:43
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[Canada] Special care home operator in Saint John frustrated with new smoking laws

Special care home operator Jan Sealy says the safety of her residents will be put at risk if she follows newly-implemented rules under the Smoke-Free Places Act.
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 31, 2017 15:59
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Trends in smoking initiation in Canada: Does non-inclusion of young adults in tobacco control strategies represent a missed opportunity?

Tobacco control has failed to address smoking initiation during young adulthood. Given the considerable amount of initiation that occurs during this period, practitioners and policy-makers should direct more of their planning toward young adults.
Canadian Journal of Public Health
added May 4, 2017 14:03
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[Canada] Evidence to Guide Action: Comprehensive Tobacco Control in Ontario (2016) Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee (PDF) (473pp)

To answer the overall question, “Which interventions or set of interventions will have the greatest impact on reducing tobacco use in Ontario?, SFO-SAC 2016 reviewed, assessed and categorized a total of 56 interventions over the four pillar topics of i
Public Health Ontario (ca)
added May 2, 2017 16:41
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The impact of a federal cigarette minimum pack price policy on cigarette use in the USA

A federal minimum price policy has the potential to greatly benefit tobacco control and public health by uniformly increasing the price of cigarettes and by eliminating many price-reducing strategies currently available to both sellers and consumers.
Tobacco Control
added Mar 5, 2017 01:54
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Potential Public Health Effects of Reducing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes in the United States [FREE FULL TEXT]

reducing the nicotine level in cigarettes has the potential to substantially reduce the enormous burden of smoking-related death and disease. We estimate that a nicotine product standard for cigarettes in the United States could save millions of lives and
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Mar 16, 2018 04:21
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WARNER/SCHROEDER: FDA’s Innovative Plan to Address the Enormous Toll of Smoking

Could a tobacco control community so long divided unite in supporting a comprehensive plan that might one day consign cigarettes, and their horrific toll of disease and death, to the dustbin of history?
JAMA
added Sep 11, 2017 03:19
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[California, North Carolina] Higher cigarette prices help tobacco manufacturers keep profits up

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA and ITG Brands LLC all raised their list prices in November and in March by 8 cents a pack each time.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 1, 2017 18:39
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[Australia, Canada, UK, USA] E-cigarette regulations may affect their effectiveness for smoking cessation

The study's findings show that "the benefits of ECs for smoking cessation may be limited to those who reside in an environment where there are few restrictions on the retail sale and marketing of ECs." Dr. Hua-Hie Yong, lead author at Cancer Council Vict
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 6, 2017 13:41
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