Tag: Canada

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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Heart attacks fall in Calgary

Heart attacks fall in Calgary

| April 25, 2017

Hospital visits due to heart attacks fell in the city of Calgary after the introduction of public-places tobacco-smoking bans, but it is not known whether the bans caused this fall.

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Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

Tobacco proposal like the curate’s egg

| April 7, 2017

The Canadian government’s proposals for new regulations on tobacco products and vaping devices have met with a mixed reception.

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Canada bans menthol smokes

Canada bans menthol smokes

| April 6, 2017

Canada has added menthol to the list of additives that cannot be used in the manufacture of cigarettes, blunt wraps and most cigars.

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Canada’s smoking rate down

Canada’s smoking rate down

| April 5, 2017

The question arises as to whether the recent fall in Canada’s smoking incidence is down to government interventions or despite them.

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E-cig gagging order mooted

E-cig gagging order mooted

| March 1, 2017

If the Canadian government is to prevent vape shops from providing their customers with scientific information about relative health risks, then it should provide such information.

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Tobacco consultation

Tobacco consultation

| February 23, 2017

The government of Canada has launched a seven-week public consultation on the future of tobacco control.

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Canada implements restrictions on flavored cigars

Canada implements restrictions on flavored cigars

| June 19, 2015

Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister of Health, on June 18 announced the adoption of new measures that will further restrict flavors in cigars that could appeal to youth. In 2009, the Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act banned the use of certain additives—including flavors like chocolate and bubble gum—in cigarettes, little cigars and […]

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