Tag: Canada

Anti-tobacco groups closing

Anti-tobacco groups closing

| April 11, 2018

It seems inevitable that there will be a consolidation among tobacco-control organizations in countries where tobacco-consumption rates are falling.

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Tax up, revenue down

Tax up, revenue down

| March 9, 2018

In Canada, recent federal and Ontario tobacco tax increases are forecast to cause revenues to fall short of the province’s expectations by $235 million per year in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

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Pouring gas on the fire

Pouring gas on the fire

| March 2, 2018

The logic of the Canadian authorities’ approaches to marijuana and tobacco seems to suggest that they want consumers to buy licit marijuana but illicit tobacco.

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Imperial Tobacco gagged

Imperial Tobacco gagged

| February 26, 2018

Banned from taking part in the official debate on changes to a number of tobacco and other acts, Imperial Tobacco Canada has called a press conference for today.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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Grants-offer spurned

Grants-offer spurned

| January 26, 2018

It was always going to be the case that some researchers would refuse to apply for grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, however well-intentioned its aims.

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New approach suggested

New approach suggested

| January 23, 2018

Canada’s National Non-Smoking Week has provided Imperial Tobacco with an opportunity again to urge the government to embrace the principles of harm reduction.

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Ban seen as discriminatory

Ban seen as discriminatory

| January 8, 2018

If a patio smoking ban goes ahead in Winnipeg, Canada, it is to be hoped that it isn’t introduced simply because other cities in the country have such a ban in place.

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Patio tyrants rule in Canada

Patio tyrants rule in Canada

| January 4, 2018

Banning vaping on outdoor patios stretches the sometimes-justified cautionary principle to its logical, tyrannical conclusion.

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Suffering from the cure?

Suffering from the cure?

| December 21, 2017

New research indicating that users of the smoking-cessation drug, Varenicline, are more likely than non-users to have a cardiovascular event cannot determine cause and effect.

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Plainly not working

Plainly not working

| December 8, 2017

Some people suggested that introducing standardized tobacco packaging would become easier as more countries did so. But that argument assumed that standardized packaging would work.

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But I never inhaled officer

But I never inhaled officer

| December 4, 2017

Perhaps some of those people who claimed that in their youth they smoked marijuana without – purposely – inhaling had a point.

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Prices thrown into pot

Prices thrown into pot

| November 14, 2017

Questions are being raised in Canada about whether a similar pricing strategy to the one being suggested for legal marijuana should be applied to tobacco.

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‘Hypocrisy’ highlighted

‘Hypocrisy’ highlighted

| October 23, 2017

Ontario’s emphasis on enforcement when it comes to cannabis legislation is said to contrast with its approach to the province’s ‘booming’ trade in contraband tobacco.

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Marijuana poses a challenge

Marijuana poses a challenge

| September 26, 2017

There are inconsistencies in the way that regulators in Canada approach tobacco and marijuana, according to the CEO of the country’s biggest tobacco manufacturer.

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Government accused

Government accused

| July 17, 2017

A law suit launched in Canada accuses the federal government of failing to stop, as agreed, the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers.

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Spreading the word

Spreading the word

| June 29, 2017

Some of the major tobacco manufacturers are not only investing hugely in less-risky products, they are putting much effort into spreading the word about these products.

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Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

Tobacco, marijuana go head-to-head

| May 31, 2017

There seems to be a ‘disturbing degree of incoherence’ in Canada’s approach to tobacco and marijuana. But then Canada is not alone in suffering such a policies imbalance.

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Monitoring bad behaviour

Monitoring bad behaviour

| May 4, 2017

The behavior of the tobacco industry and individual tobacco companies has often been pilloried, but now an article has focused on the behaviour of individual tobacco executives.

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New taxes add fuel to fire

New taxes add fuel to fire

| May 1, 2017

Despite having an illegal tobacco trade that is already burning furiously, the Canadian province of Ontario has decided to add fuel to the fire with further cigarette tax increases.

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