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
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
"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.
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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