• Post-consumer tobacco waste — more harmful than plastic straws and stir sticks.

    Earlier this month, Jonathan Wilkinson, the minister of Enviornment and Climate Change Canada announced Canada's plans to achieve zero plastic waste within the next decade.  Included in this plan was a ban on 6 categories of single-use plastic items: plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics.
    While the federal government plans to reduce

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November 25, 2020 2:40pm
Historical note: In 2006-2007 northern Ontario MOH Pete Sarsfield was slapped by courts when he tried to exercise what he saw as his duty to protect community from second hand without clear legislative authority. He retired the following year. https://t.co/SgzjPwkXTJ https://t.co/F71UfXcUaF
November 25, 2020 11:34am
Reducing density of tobacco outlets is a long-overdue public health measure. France has shown that even strict licensing isn't enough if it is not directed at health objectives. Why not specialty shops directed (and incentivized) to reduce prevalence. https://t.co/pN1YbKIb97
November 23, 2020 7:00pm
Bravo, MLA Jean-Claude d'Amours for proposing a ban on e-cig flavours in New Brunswick. Hopefully @Gov_NB and @GovCanHealth will support and adopt this important measure.

November 21, 2020 11:40am
"The Canadian government needs to live by its words and its own advice delivered to 182 nations by adopting strong cross-government guidelines for Article 5.3." Tough words about @govcanhealth @Canada management of its relationship with Medicago.
November 19, 2020 2:39pm
Spanish ministry of health ( @sanidadgob) releases position paper on ecigarettes. Calls for regulating it equal to tobacco and for equivalent taxes. Says e-cigs are not safe and that national surveys show no impact on smoking.


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