Tag: Canada

Looking again at vaping

Looking again at vaping

| July 5, 2018

The new Premier of Ontario, Canada, has done smokers and vapers a service by putting on hold legislation that was designed by the previous-administration and that lumped vaping with smoking.

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Vaping out of the shadows

Vaping out of the shadows

| May 25, 2018

Canada is moving from an environment where the sale of nicotine e-liquid was technically illegal to one where it will be possible to advertise it.

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Expanding cannabis

Expanding cannabis

| May 22, 2018

An indirect subsidiary of Alliance One International is gearing up to satisfy expected increases in demand for medicinal and recreational cannabis in Canada.

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Vaping in the dark

Vaping in the dark

| May 17, 2018

A new law in Canada will allow the sale of nicotine-delivering e-cigarettes, but it won’t allow advertisements informing smokers why they should consider switching to such devices.

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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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